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Crime and Safety in Kingsnorth

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Kingsnorth is among the top 5 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 124th safest overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kingsnorth in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 92% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kingsnorth is the 281st safest small town, and the 3,795th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Kingsnorth was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Kingsnorth are violence and sexual offences, with 308 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 247 offences and a difference of 4.85 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Kingsnorth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Kingsnorth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Kent

58% lower, regional crime rate

South East

60% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kingsnorth is 58% lower than the South East and 60% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kingsnorth Crime Rate Over Time

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Kingsnorth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Kingsnorth represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Kingsnorth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146573
202038483
201945565
201849614
201739491
201635435

Crime in Kingsnorth Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Kingsnorth This Year

 KingsnorthKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20416.2237,00419.89 23% safer
Bicycle Theft60.489640.52 8% safer
Burglary221.755,9703.21 83% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson655.1719,28110.36 100% safer
Drugs70.564,0152.16 286% safer
Other Crime211.675,3902.90 74% safer
Other Theft614.8511,0375.93 22% safer
Possession of Weapons10.081,2200.66 725% safer
Public Order403.1813,7447.39 132% safer
Robbery10.081,0640.57 612% safer
Shoplifting80.648,8494.76 644% safer
Theft From the Person10.087940.43 438% safer
Vehicle Crime322.547,9234.26 68% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30824.4982,36844.27 81% safer

Kingsnorth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birchington50.499196% safer
Herne and Broomfield151.552839% safer
Bearsted25129.9952% safer
Kings Hill34837.6121% safer
Kingsnorth57345.55-
Walmer47758.3622% more dangerous
Boxley56158.6922% more dangerous
Southborough77362.6827% more dangerous
Hythe96063.3428% more dangerous
Sevenoaks1,42664.6430% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kingsnorth

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Recent Crimes in Kingsnorth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Rutledge AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near A2070Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Rutledge AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hawthorn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Poppy MeadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bodiam AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Public orderOn or near Godwin CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Collie DriveFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Field ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poppy MeadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Skylark WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Britannia LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution
March 2022BurglaryOn or near South MottoInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Butterside RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near New Rectory LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dove CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kingsnorth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10151816 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.950.320.48 Safer
Burglary3.42.01.81.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson774.65 Safer
Drugs0.400.560.640.56 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.71.11.7 Getting worse
Other Theft4.03.34.04.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.160.240.080.08 Safer
Public Order4.82.93.33.2 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.24-0.08 Safer
Shoplifting1.11.80.400.64 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.160.080.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.94.62.42.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23202024 Getting worse

Changes In Kingsnorth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kingsnorth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9314% safer
Kingsnorth45.55-
Birmingham49.608% more dangerous
Barnet67.0832% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0349% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Kingsnorth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Park Farm99980First

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 March, 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-20%+146%+118%+13%-47%-28%-5%+8%+80%+100%
Bicycle Theft------50%-+100%--
Burglary-33%--+400%-50%+50%--67%-67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%-83%-64%-83%-25%-44%--33%-40%+200%
Drugs--75%--------
Other Crime+100%--50%-------50%
Other Theft+500%-83%+300%+67%-67%-75%-50%+500%+67%+25%
Public Order+40%+50%-40%+100%-50%--75%-57%-50%+100%
Shoplifting----75%------
Vehicle Crime-55%-67%-+150%-60%-20%--67%-83%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences--5%-73%+11%+42%+14%-4%+13%+5%+83%

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.

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