Snodland Crime Overview

Snodland is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Kent, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Kent's 335 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Snodland in 2020 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 4.8% higher than the Kent rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Snodland is the 83rd most dangerous small town, and the 713rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2019, Snodland was the worst small town in Kent for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.67 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2019 was also a bad month for Snodland residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Snodland recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Kent that month.

The most common crimes in Snodland are violence and sexual offences, with 518 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 397 offences and a difference of 10.19 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Snodland's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Snodland to other towns and cities

See how Snodland shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Snodland and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Snodland Compared To Kent

Summary of Crimes in Snodland This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30926.0348,31625.970.23% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft141.181,1650.6347% more dangerous
Burglary463.877,0893.811.6% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson12110.1918,62210.011.8% more dangerous
Drugs252.114,2172.278% safer
Other Crime322.705,1152.751.9% safer
Other Theft584.8910,9545.8920% safer
Possession of Weapons90.761,3510.733.9% more dangerous
Public Order685.7313,1587.0723% safer
Robbery80.671,3090.704.5% safer
Shoplifting887.419,2254.9633% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.178340.45165% safer
Vehicle Crime746.239,0874.8822% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences51843.6376,37441.056% more dangerous

Snodland Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
East Malling and Larkfield1,01268.9430% safer
Minster-on-Sea1,18669.2429% safer
Edenbridge74876.6017% safer
Deal1,64277.9415% safer
Faversham1,77888.441.2% safer
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,70095.206% more dangerous
Swanley1,73899.7510% more dangerous
Stone2,382178.6950% more dangerous
Sheerness2,515187.4352% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Snodland

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Snodland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour17101526Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.840.931.2Getting worse
Burglary4. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson18111010Safer
Drugs1.30.670.762.1Getting worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft6574.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.340.340.76Getting worse
Public Order5.0866Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.590.340.340.67Getting worse
Shoplifting884.87Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime6686Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34353344Getting worse

Changes In Snodland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Snodland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7132% safer
Coventry77.4116% safer
Croydon83.228% safer
Sheffield85.814.3% safer
Bristol86.213.9% safer
Leicester97.448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8713% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2817% more dangerous
Bradford133.0233% more dangerous
Leeds137.1035% more dangerous

Crime in Snodland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-+400%+46%+53%+43%+26%+79%+79%+183%+144%
Bicycle Theft---+100%-----67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-36%-35%+200%-18%-31%+67%+150%+20%+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%
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 5 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021