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Crime and Safety in Minster-on-Sea

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Minster-on-Sea is among the top 20 safest small towns in Kent, and is the 95th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Minster-on-Sea in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Minster-on-Sea is the 268th most dangerous small town, and the 1,656th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Minster-on-Sea was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.53 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Minster-on-Sea residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Minster-on-Sea recorded 2 reports of robbery during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Minster-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences, with 669 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 5% lower than 2020's figure of 704 offences and a difference of 2.04 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Minster-on-Sea's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Minster-on-Sea 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Kent

7% lower, regional crime rate

South East

8% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Minster-on-Sea is 7% lower than the South East and 8% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Minster-on-Sea Crime Rate Over Time

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Minster-on-Sea Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Minster-on-Sea 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 Minster-on-Sea

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021671,154
2020691,186
2019671,147
2018821,404
2017671,144
201653912

Crime in Minster-on-Sea Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Minster-on-Sea This Year

 Minster-on-SeaKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29817.4037,00419.89 14% safer
Bicycle Theft10.069640.52 767% safer
Burglary543.155,9703.21 1.9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1327.7119,28110.36 34% safer
Drugs231.344,0152.16 61% safer
Other Crime321.875,3902.90 55% safer
Other Theft754.3811,0375.93 35% safer
Possession of Weapons90.531,2200.66 25% safer
Public Order905.2513,7447.39 41% safer
Robbery40.231,0640.57 148% safer
Shoplifting211.238,8494.76 287% safer
Theft From the Person10.067940.43 617% safer
Vehicle Crime432.517,9234.26 70% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences66939.0682,36844.27 13% safer

Minster-on-Sea Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Boxley56158.6915% safer
Southborough77362.687% safer
Hythe96063.346% safer
Sevenoaks1,42664.644.2% safer
Aylesford74665.263.2% safer
Minster-on-Sea1,15467.37-
Tenterden53368.311.4% more dangerous
Paddock Wood56669.703.3% more dangerous
East Malling and Larkfield1,02469.763.4% more dangerous
Hawkinge63272.016% more dangerous
Frindsbury Extra55072.988% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Minster-on-Sea

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Recent Crimes in Minster-on-Sea

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aspen DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poppy CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The MaplesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Glenwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parsonage ChaseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ferry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Union RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alston CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Eastchurch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brambles CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marina DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parsonage ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Princes AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Minster-on-Sea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15132417 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.470.580.120.06 Safer
Burglary4.03.01.93.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11878 Safer
Drugs0.580.761.11.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.51.92.21.9 Safer
Other Theft4.64.83.04.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.760.820.760.53 Safer
Public Order10555 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.230.580.23 Safer
Shoplifting1.40.642.41.2 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.120.060.06 Safer
Vehicle Crime64.03.62.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41374139 Getting 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
Coventry39.9369% safer
Birmingham49.6036% safer
Barnet67.080.43% safer
Minster-on-Sea67.37-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0325% more dangerous
Bristol90.5226% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Minster-on-Sea's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Minster North31950Third
Minster South82376Second
Queenborough766121First

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 20 safest 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 bicycle theft.

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