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Crime and Safety in Snodland

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Snodland is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Snodland in 2021 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 0.78% higher than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Snodland is the 121st most dangerous small town, and the 813rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Snodland was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Kent for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.67 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Snodland residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Snodland recorded 6 reports of drugs during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.51 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Snodland are violence and sexual offences, with 575 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 48. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 518 offences and a difference of 4.80 from 2020's crime rate of 44. Snodland's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Snodland 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Kent

18% higher, regional crime rate

South East

17% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Snodland is 18% higher than the South East and 17% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Snodland Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Snodland 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 Snodland

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021881,046
2020901,063
201977917
201880946
2017871,030
201657674

Crime in Snodland Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Snodland This Year

 SnodlandKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23219.5437,00419.89 1.8% safer
Bicycle Theft70.599640.52 12% more dangerous
Burglary252.115,9703.21 52% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12810.7819,28110.36 3.9% more dangerous
Drugs242.024,0152.16 7% safer
Other Crime322.705,3902.90 7% safer
Other Theft484.0411,0375.93 47% safer
Possession of Weapons40.341,2200.66 94% safer
Public Order867.2413,7447.39 2.1% safer
Robbery50.421,0640.57 36% safer
Shoplifting675.648,8494.76 16% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.177940.43 153% safer
Vehicle Crime433.627,9234.26 18% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57548.4382,36844.27 9% more dangerous

Snodland Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawkinge63272.0122% safer
Frindsbury Extra55072.9821% safer
Hoo St. Werburgh84682.986% safer
Edenbridge83585.513.0% safer
Deal1,83487.061.2% safer
Snodland1,04688.10-
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,63691.623.8% more dangerous
Faversham1,86192.564.8% more dangerous
Swanley1,856106.5317% more dangerous
Sheerness2,467183.8652% more dangerous
Stone2,609195.7255% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Snodland

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Recent Crimes in Snodland

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Waghorn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sharnal LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodlands AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ChurchfieldAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen'S AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higham AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ritch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Birling HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watts CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Midsummer RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Clock Tower MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Snodland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10152620 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.840.931.20.59 Safer
Burglary3.02.93.92.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11101011 Safer
Drugs0.670.762.12.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.92.72.7 Getting worse
Other Theft574.94.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.760.34 Safer
Public Order8667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.340.670.42 Safer
Shoplifting84.876 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.080.170.17 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6863.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35334448 Getting worse

Changes In Snodland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Snodland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93121% safer
Birmingham49.6078% safer
Barnet67.0831% safer
Croydon82.487% safer
Snodland88.10-
Sheffield90.032.1% more dangerous
Bristol90.522.7% more dangerous
Leicester111.5921% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0628% more dangerous
Bradford132.2833% more dangerous
Leeds150.9442% more dangerous

Crime in Snodland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Snodland1,03988First

Crime in Snodland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Snodland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Snodland saw a 600% increase in shoplifting. Snodland saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+400%+46%+53%+43%+26%+79%+79%+183%+144%
Bicycle Theft---+100%-----67%-
Burglary-50%+50%----+200%+350%-71%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-36%-35%+200%-18%-31%+67%+150%+20%+50%
Drugs-------+50%+50%-
Other Crime-+500%--75%+50%-56%-50%+250%+50%-
Other Theft-79%-70%-+400%-+100%-25%+14%+233%-50%
Public Order-33%-38%-40%+67%+50%+13%-50%+140%--33%
Robbery------+50%---
Shoplifting+600%+20%-50%+350%-13%-64%-50%+75%+200%+50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+300%-91%-55%--17%-50%-50%+22%+167%+60%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%+5%+18%+2%+123%+107%+46%+106%+13%+21%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Snodland

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

How dangerous is Snodland?
Snodland is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Kent.

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

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

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