Northfleet Crime Overview

Northfleet is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Kent, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Northfleet in 2020 was 116 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 27% higher than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Northfleet is the 23rd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 307th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2017, Northfleet was the worst medium-sized town in Kent for drugs, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2017 was also a bad month for Northfleet residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Northfleet recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during June 2016, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Northfleet are violence and sexual offences, with 1,696 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 1,476 offences and a difference of 7.32 from 2019's crime rate of 49. Northfleet's least common crime is theft from the person, with 12 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 20 crimes.

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Crime in Northfleet Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Northfleet This Year

 NorthfleetKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,20740.1548,31625.9735% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft240.801,1650.6321% more dangerous
Burglary1163.867,0893.811.3% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson56118.6618,62210.0146% more dangerous
Drugs882.934,2172.2723% more dangerous
Other Crime1003.335,1152.7517% more dangerous
Other Theft2678.8810,9545.8934% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons220.731,3510.730% safer
Public Order2448.1213,1587.0713% more dangerous
Robbery240.801,3090.7012% more dangerous
Shoplifting1254.169,2254.9619% safer
Theft From the Person120.408340.4512% safer
Vehicle Crime2066.859,0874.8829% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,69656.4276,37441.0527% more dangerous

Northfleet Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Herne Bay2,54162.1687% safer
Broadstairs and St. Peters1,72966.9573% safer
Tonbridge2,99972.5960% safer
Sittingbourne5,12095.6021% safer
Dartford5,77698.0418% safer
Northfleet3,485115.93-
Gravesend6,865117.070.97% more dangerous
Folkestone6,191126.548% more dangerous
Ramsgate5,826138.9417% more dangerous
Dover5,271157.1726% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Northfleet

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Recent Crimes in Northfleet

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021RobberyOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Field CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salisbury RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HookfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fiveash RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fiveash RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Fiveash RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Wallis ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Wallis ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallis ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallis ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallis ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallis ParkAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Wallis ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Northfleet Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24201940Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.900.470.600.80Getting worse
Burglary6563.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16161519Getting worse
Drugs2.32.32.62.9Getting worse
Other Crime3.13.43.43.3Getting worse
Other Theft9999Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.900.730.73Getting worse
Public Order813108Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.961.01.30.80Safer
Shoplifting3.12.73.54.2Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.300.670.40No change
Vehicle Crime111097Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42494956Getting worse

Changes In Northfleet's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Northfleet to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7171% safer
Coventry77.4150% safer
Croydon83.2239% safer
Sheffield85.8135% safer
Bristol86.2134% safer
Leicester97.4419% safer
Birmingham102.8713% safer
Liverpool107.288% safer
Northfleet115.93-
Bradford133.0213% more dangerous
Leeds137.1015% more dangerous

Crime in Northfleet's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Northfleet North1,131128Second
Northfleet South1,095135First
Perry Street882108Third

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. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Northfleet's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%+318%+246%+88%+140%+63%+147%+84%+49%+128%
Bicycle Theft-67%-+300%-+100%-----50%
Burglary-8%-31%-38%-31%-33%-50%-64%-73%-33%-58%
Criminal Damage and Arson-5%+5%+14%+50%+35%+2%+96%+25%+30%-50%
Drugs-22%+233%+100%+14%+450%-63%+60%-57%-+20%
Other Crime-42%-10%-40%+11%-+25%+33%+57%-50%+225%
Other Theft+27%-31%+10%+11%--30%-26%+17%-41%-
Possession of Weapons--33%---50%---33%--50%
Public Order-18%-30%-46%-38%-36%+5%-22%+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+73%-66%-44%-24%-27%-48%-26%-21%-5%-6%
Violence and Sexual Offences+40%+18%+10%+9%+18%-+13%+24%+24%+18%

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).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021