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Crime and Safety in Northfleet, Kent

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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.

Northfleet 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Kent

40% higher, regional crime rate

South East

39% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

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.

Northfleet Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Northfleet

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211193,578
20201173,524
20191133,393
20181143,428
20171063,187
2016802,398

Crime in Northfleet Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Northfleet This Year

 NorthfleetKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour78125.9837,00419.89 23% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft150.509640.52 4.0% safer
Burglary943.135,9703.21 2.6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson49316.4019,28110.36 37% more dangerous
Drugs1193.964,0152.16 45% more dangerous
Other Crime1274.225,3902.90 31% more dangerous
Other Theft2979.8811,0375.93 40% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons260.861,2200.66 23% more dangerous
Public Order2989.9113,7447.39 25% more dangerous
Robbery361.201,0640.57 52% more dangerous
Shoplifting762.538,8494.76 88% safer
Theft From the Person120.407940.43 8% safer
Vehicle Crime2729.057,9234.26 53% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,71356.9982,36844.27 22% more dangerous

Northfleet Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tonbridge2,83268.5574% safer
Broadstairs and St. Peters1,95275.5957% safer
Sittingbourne5,383100.5218% safer
Dartford6,222105.6113% safer
Gravesend6,514111.087% safer
Northfleet3,578119.03-
Folkestone5,936121.321.9% more dangerous
Ramsgate6,112145.7618% more dangerous
Dover5,265156.9924% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Northfleet

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Recent Crimes in Northfleet

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Mariners WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Warwick PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stonebridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hartfield PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Cross RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Aspdin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fishermen'S HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Perry StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Preston RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beaumont DrlveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hamerton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near FarmcroftUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Austin RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thames WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mariners WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Haynes RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenhill RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Collington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Northfleet Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20194026 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.530.630.800.50 Safer
Burglary563.93.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16161916 Getting worse
Drugs2.32.62.94.0 Getting worse
Other Crime3.53.53.44.2 Getting worse
Other Theft99910 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.900.730.730.86 Getting worse
Public Order1310810 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.01.30.801.2 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.73.54.22.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.670.400.40No change
Vehicle Crime11979 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences49505757 Getting worse

Changes In Northfleet's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Northfleet to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93198% safer
Birmingham49.60140% safer
Barnet67.0877% safer
Croydon82.4844% safer
Sheffield90.0332% safer
Bristol90.5231% safer
Leicester111.597% safer
Northfleet119.03-
Liverpool123.063.3% more dangerous
Bradford132.2810% more dangerous
Leeds150.9421% more dangerous

Crime in Northfleet's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Northfleet North1,237140First
Northfleet South1,004124Second
Perry Street889109Third

Crime in Northfleet During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+27%+323%+249%+88%+142%+65%+151%+84%+49%+131%
Bicycle Theft-67%-+100%-+100%-----50%
Burglary-8%-25%-38%-31%-33%-50%-57%-73%-33%-58%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+2%+14%+27%+32%-+96%+27%+30%-50%
Drugs-22%+233%+100%+14%+450%-63%+60%-57%-+20%
Other Crime-42%-10%-57%+11%-+25%+33%+71%-50%+225%
Other Theft+27%-31%+14%+11%+4%-30%-26%+17%-41%-
Possession of Weapons--33%---50%---33%--50%
Public Order-18%-30%-46%-38%-36%+5%-19%+5%+20%-11%
Robbery-25%-+100%-50%-20%-67%-50%-86%-50%-25%
Shoplifting-+114%-30%-14%-+40%-44%+67%-56%+25%
Theft From the Person-50%--+100%-+100%--+33%-
Vehicle Crime+69%-66%-40%-18%-27%-48%-26%-17%--6%
Violence and Sexual Offences+43%+19%+6%+9%+17%-1%+15%+23%+21%+19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Northfleet

What police force serves Northfleet?
Northfleet's local territorial police force is the Kent Police.

How dangerous is Northfleet?
Northfleet is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Kent.

What is Northfleet's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Northfleet are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Northfleet?
Northfleet's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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