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Crime and Safety in Ramsgate

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Ramsgate is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Kent, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ramsgate in 2021 was 146 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 40% higher than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ramsgate is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 179th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, Ramsgate had the worst crime rate in Kent for bicycle theft, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2019 was also a bad month for Ramsgate residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 41 crimes at a rate of 0.98 per 1,000 residents. Ramsgate recorded 117 reports of criminal damage and arson during June 2018, making its crime rate of 2.8 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Ramsgate are violence and sexual offences, with 3,273 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 78. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 2,920 offences and a difference of 8.42 from 2020's crime rate of 70. Ramsgate's least common crime is theft from the person, with 29 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 24% from 2020's figure of 36 crimes.

Ramsgate 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Kent

51% higher, regional crime rate

South East

50% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ramsgate is 51% higher than the South East and 50% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ramsgate Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ramsgate 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 Ramsgate

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211466,112
20201395,826
20191707,127
20181727,194
20171456,075
20161074,474

Crime in Ramsgate Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Ramsgate This Year

 RamsgateKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,51336.0837,00419.89 45% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft350.839640.52 37% more dangerous
Burglary1994.755,9703.21 32% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson78618.7419,28110.36 45% more dangerous
Drugs1663.964,0152.16 45% more dangerous
Other Crime2034.845,3902.90 40% more dangerous
Other Theft3518.3711,0375.93 29% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons451.071,2200.66 38% more dangerous
Public Order54913.0913,7447.39 44% more dangerous
Robbery561.341,0640.57 57% more dangerous
Shoplifting2415.758,8494.76 17% more dangerous
Theft From the Person290.697940.43 38% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1794.277,9234.26 0.23% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences3,27378.0582,36844.27 43% more dangerous

Ramsgate Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sittingbourne5,383100.5245% safer
Dartford6,222105.6138% safer
Gravesend6,514111.0831% safer
Northfleet3,578119.0322% safer
Folkestone5,936121.3220% safer
Ramsgate6,112145.76-
Dover5,265156.997% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ramsgate

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Recent Crimes in Ramsgate

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Eagle HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Hardres StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Johns AvenueFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elizabeth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Weyburn DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Quetta RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prestedge AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Vale SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Richmond RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Allenby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Boundary RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clarence RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Johns AvenueFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prince'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ramsgate Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32354536 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.51.41.40.83 Safer
Burglary8754.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20201519 Safer
Drugs2.44.54.64.0 Getting worse
Other Crime54.44.24.8 Getting worse
Other Theft131398 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.41.71.41.1 Safer
Public Order20151213 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.51.81.41.3 Safer
Shoplifting101186 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.691.30.860.69 Safer
Vehicle Crime8954.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences78807078 Getting worse

Changes In Ramsgate's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ramsgate's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Ramsgate that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Jackey Baker's Recreation Ground17---521.4

Comparing Ramsgate to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93265% safer
Birmingham49.60194% safer
Barnet67.08117% safer
Croydon82.4877% safer
Sheffield90.0362% safer
Bristol90.5261% safer
Leicester111.5931% safer
Liverpool123.0618% safer
Bradford132.2810% safer
Ramsgate145.76-
Leeds150.943.4% more dangerous

Crime in Ramsgate's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Dumpton65378Fourth
Nethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend48964Fifth
Newington1,335150Second
Ramsgate Ellington900109Third
Ramsgate Harbour2,300262First

Ramsgate Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourNethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (90)Ramsgate Harbour (727)
Bicycle TheftDumpton (4)Ramsgate Harbour (14)
BurglaryNethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (11)Ramsgate Harbour (72)
Criminal Damage and ArsonNethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (62)Ramsgate Harbour (271)
DrugsNethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (9)Ramsgate Harbour (87)
Other CrimeDumpton (23)Ramsgate Harbour (64)
Other TheftDumpton (33)Ramsgate Harbour (127)
Possession of WeaponsNethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (3)Ramsgate Harbour (14)
Public OrderNethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (40)Ramsgate Harbour (221)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Nethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (6)Ramsgate Harbour (20)
ShopliftingRamsgate Ellington (6)Ramsgate Harbour (118)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Dumpton (2)Ramsgate Harbour (13)
Vehicle CrimeNewington (26)Ramsgate Harbour (56)
Violence and Sexual OffencesNethercourt, Pegwell & Cliffsend (253)Ramsgate Harbour (1,223)

Crime in Ramsgate During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ramsgate change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Ramsgate saw a 500% increase in bicycle theft. Ramsgate saw a large fall in theft from the person during August, when it fell by 83% compared to August in 2019. Ramsgate saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including criminal damage and arson, other theft, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+78%+93%+51%+15%+23%+15%+11%+57%+24%
Bicycle Theft--40%-14%+500%+67%+150%-46%+33%-33%-40%
Burglary-49%-56%-41%-71%-46%-59%-30%+32%+4%-29%
Criminal Damage and Arson-36%-22%-29%-32%-1%-14%+7%-15%-47%-50%
Drugs-44%-18%-54%-5%+6%-8%-25%+29%+167%+33%
Other Crime--13%-11%-8%+50%-26%+67%+25%-38%+83%
Other Theft-34%-53%-44%-32%-28%-44%-28%+41%-60%-36%
Possession of Weapons-45%+40%-67%--50%-56%-60%+50%-33%-60%
Public Order-17%-31%-+2%+2%-8%-32%-27%-35%-29%
Robbery+75%-67%-33%-33%-73%-50%+167%-67%+150%+25%
Shoplifting-38%-69%-55%-17%-46%-11%+64%-24%-50%-67%
Theft From the Person+200%-50%--17%-20%-83%-67%--75%-
Vehicle Crime-35%-30%-81%-52%-69%+4%-43%-20%-47%-78%
Violence and Sexual Offences-34%-20%-25%-10%+7%+34%-19%-8%-15%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ramsgate

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

How dangerous is Ramsgate?
Ramsgate is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Kent.

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

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

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