Northfleet is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Kent, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Northfleet in 2021 was 119 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 27% higher than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Northfleet is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 332nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In January 2021, Northfleet was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for criminal damage and arson, with 56 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2017 was also a bad month for Northfleet residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Northfleet recorded 16 reports of other crime during May 2017, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Kent that month.
The most common crimes in Northfleet are violence and sexual offences, with 1,713 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 57. This is 0.23% lower than 2020's figure of 1,717 offences and a difference of 0.13 from 2020's crime rate of 57. Northfleet's least common crime is theft from the person, with 12 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 12 crimes.
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Medium-Sized Towns, Kent
40% higher, regional crime rate
39% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Northfleet is 40% higher than the South East and 39% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Northfleet 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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||781||25.98||37,004||19.89||23% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||15||0.50||964||0.52||4.0% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||493||16.40||19,281||10.36||37% more dangerous|
|Drugs||119||3.96||4,015||2.16||45% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||127||4.22||5,390||2.90||31% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||297||9.88||11,037||5.93||40% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||26||0.86||1,220||0.66||23% more dangerous|
|Public Order||298||9.91||13,744||7.39||25% more dangerous|
|Robbery||36||1.20||1,064||0.57||52% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||12||0.40||794||0.43||8% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||272||9.05||7,923||4.26||53% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,713||56.99||82,368||44.27||22% more dangerous|
|Medium-Sized Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Broadstairs and St. Peters||1,952||75.59||57% safer|
|Folkestone||5,936||121.32||1.9% more dangerous|
|Ramsgate||6,112||145.76||18% more dangerous|
|Dover||5,265||156.99||24% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Mariners Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near London Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Warwick Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Stonebridge Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hartfield Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Cross Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Aspdin Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fishermen'S Hill||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Perry Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near High Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Preston Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Beaumont Drlve||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Hamerton Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other crime||On or near Farmcroft||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Austin Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Thames Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Mariners Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Drugs||On or near Haynes Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Greenhill Road||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Collington Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||20||19||40||26||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||16||16||19||16||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||3.5||3.5||3.4||4.2||Getting worse|
|Other Theft||9||9||9||10||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.90||0.73||0.73||0.86||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.0||1.3||0.80||1.2||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.30||0.67||0.40||0.40||No change|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||49||50||57||57||Getting worse|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Liverpool||123.06||3.3% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||10% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||21% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Northfleet change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Northfleet saw a 450% increase in drugs. Northfleet saw a large fall in robbery during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||+2%||+14%||+27%||+32%||-||+96%||+27%||+30%||-50%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-33%||-||-||-50%||-||-||-33%||-||-50%|
|Theft From the Person||-50%||-||-||+100%||-||+100%||-||-||+33%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+43%||+19%||+6%||+9%||+17%||-1%||+15%||+23%||+21%||+19%|