Minster-on-Sea Crime Overview

Minster-on-Sea is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 82nd most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Minster-on-Sea in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 23% lower than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Minster-on-Sea is the 202nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,458th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Minster-on-Sea was the worst small town in Kent for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2018 was also a bad month for Minster-on-Sea residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Minster-on-Sea recorded 10 reports of other crime during December 2017, making its crime rate of 0.58 the worst small town for other crime in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Minster-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences, with 704 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 639 offences and a difference of 3.79 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Minster-on-Sea's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Minster-on-Sea Compared To Kent

Summary of Crimes in Minster-on-Sea This Year

 Minster-on-SeaKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40723.7648,31625.979% safer
Bicycle Theft20.121,1650.63425% safer
Burglary321.877,0893.81104% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1247.2418,62210.0138% safer
Drugs191.114,2172.27105% safer
Other Crime372.165,1152.7527% safer
Other Theft512.9810,9545.8998% safer
Possession of Weapons130.761,3510.733.9% more dangerous
Public Order905.2513,1587.0735% safer
Robbery100.581,3090.7021% safer
Shoplifting422.459,2254.96102% safer
Theft From the Person10.068340.45650% safer
Vehicle Crime613.569,0874.8837% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences70441.1076,37441.050.12% more dangerous

Minster-on-Sea Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southborough80064.877% safer
Sevenoaks1,45766.044.8% safer
Paddock Wood55067.732.2% safer
Hoo St. Werburgh69468.071.7% safer
East Malling and Larkfield1,01268.940.44% safer
Minster-on-Sea1,18669.24-
Edenbridge74876.6010% more dangerous
Deal1,64277.9411% more dangerous
Faversham1,77888.4422% more dangerous
Snodland1,06389.5323% more dangerous
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,70095.2027% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Minster-on-Sea

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Minster-on-Sea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17151324Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.470.580.12Safer
Burglary4.04.03.01.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91187Safer
Drugs0.930.580.761.1Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.51.92.2Safer
Other Theft4.64.64.83.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.760.820.76Getting worse
Public Order51055Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.640.470.230.58Getting worse
Shoplifting1.51.40.642.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.060.120.06Safer
Vehicle Crime564.03.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33413741Getting worse

Changes In Minster-on-Sea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Minster-on-Sea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.712.3% safer
Minster-on-Sea69.24-
Coventry77.4111% more dangerous
Croydon83.2217% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8119% more dangerous
Bristol86.2120% more dangerous
Leicester97.4429% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2835% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% more dangerous

Crime in Minster-on-Sea's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Minster North41966Third
Minster South74069Second
Queenborough725115First

Crime in Minster-on-Sea During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Minster-on-Sea change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Minster-on-Sea saw a 500% increase in other crime. Minster-on-Sea saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+245%+157%+76%+13%+127%+117%+47%+27%+77%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-50%-+200%+50%-86%-71%-17%+200%-33%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+44%-8%+22%-53%-13%-18%+38%-27%+67%
Drugs--+50%----+50%+200%-
Other Crime+100%--25%-67%+25%+500%--+100%+67%
Other Theft-17%+17%-67%-73%--88%-60%-40%+50%+40%
Possession of Weapons----+100%-50%-50%-67%--
Public Order-+200%-43%-17%-20%+56%+60%+11%-67%-67%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-+300%----+200%---
Vehicle Crime-54%-29%-33%--67%-75%+100%+40%-50%-38%
Violence and Sexual Offences+24%-22%+19%+23%+24%+22%-40%-4%-10%+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Minster-on-Sea

What police force serves Minster-on-Sea?
Minster-on-Sea's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.
How dangerous is Minster-on-Sea?
Minster-on-Sea is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent.
What is Minster-on-Sea's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Minster-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Minster-on-Sea?
Minster-on-Sea's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021