Kingsnorth Crime Overview

Kingsnorth is among the top 5 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 51st safest overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingsnorth in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 181% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingsnorth is the 118th safest small town, and the 4,978th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Kingsnorth was the worst small town in Kent for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Kingsnorth are violence and sexual offences, with 181 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 13% lower than 2019's figure of 205 offences and a difference of 1.91 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Kingsnorth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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See how Kingsnorth shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Kingsnorth and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Summary of Crimes in Kingsnorth This Year

 KingsnorthKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17714.0748,31625.9785% safer
Bicycle Theft30.241,1650.63162% safer
Burglary221.757,0893.81118% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson473.7418,62210.01168% safer
Drugs80.644,2172.27255% safer
Other Crime80.645,1152.75330% safer
Other Theft463.6610,9545.8961% safer
Possession of Weapons10.081,3510.73812% safer
Public Order332.6213,1587.07170% safer
Shoplifting50.409,2254.961140% safer
Theft From the Person10.088340.45462% safer
Vehicle Crime262.079,0874.88136% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18114.3976,37441.05185% safer

Crime in Kingsnorth Compared To Kent

Kingsnorth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bearsted9411.23170% safer
Herne and Broomfield15215.7293% safer
Birchington21921.3542% safer
Kingsnorth38130.29-
Kings Hill34537.2919% more dangerous
Boxley37238.9222% more dangerous
Frindsbury Extra31641.9328% more dangerous
Hythe84655.8246% more dangerous
Tenterden43655.8846% more dangerous

Kingsnorth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour781214Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.720.320.790.24Safer
Burglary2.82.21.41.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.6553.7Safer
Drugs0.160.400.560.64Getting worse
Other Crime0.790.950.870.64Safer
Other Theft63.33.03.7Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.080.160.08Safer
Public Order2.04.02.52.6Safer
Shoplifting1.21.11.80.40Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.240.080.08Safer
Vehicle Crime1.62.12.92.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11181614Safer

Changes In Kingsnorth's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Kingsnorth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kingsnorth30.29-
Barnet67.7155% more dangerous
Coventry77.4161% more dangerous
Croydon83.2264% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2165% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8771% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0277% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% more dangerous

Crime in Kingsnorth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Park Farm94876First

Crime in Kingsnorth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kingsnorth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Kingsnorth saw a 500% increase in other theft. Kingsnorth saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+100%+100%-21%-52%-9%+5%-8%+50%+67%
Bicycle Theft------50%----
Burglary---+300%-+200%--67%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-83%-43%--29%-57%+40%-38%-40%+150%
Drugs--75%--------
Other Crime+100%---------67%
Other Theft+400%-83%+300%+33%-67%-67%-50%+500%+100%+67%
Public Order+40%--50%+200%--25%-75%-67%-50%+100%
Shoplifting----75%------
Vehicle Crime+25%--+100%-33%-20%--67%-75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--22%-81%-7%+53%-19%-8%+17%-22%+40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kingsnorth

What police force serves Kingsnorth?
Kingsnorth's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.
How dangerous is Kingsnorth?
Kingsnorth is among the top 5 safest small towns in Kent.
What is Kingsnorth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Kingsnorth are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Kingsnorth?
Kingsnorth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021