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Crime and Safety in Stone, Kent

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Stone is the most dangerous small town in Kent, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Kent's 333 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stone in 2021 was 196 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Kent's overall crime rate, coming in 55% higher than the Kent rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stone is the third most dangerous small town, and the 76th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Stone had the worst crime rate in Kent for shoplifting, with 90 crimes reported and a crime rate of 7 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Stone residents, when it was Kent's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Stone are violence and sexual offences, with 1,057 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 79. This is 3.2% lower than 2020's figure of 1,091 offences and a difference of 2.56 from 2020's crime rate of 82. Stone's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 350% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Stone 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Kent

63% higher, regional crime rate

South East

63% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stone is 63% higher than the South East and 63% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stone Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Stone 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 Stone

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211962,609
20201802,393
20191882,504
20182082,768
20172052,737
20161562,085

Crime in Stone Compared To Kent

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Summary of Crimes in Stone This Year

 StoneKent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39929.9337,00419.89 34% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.159640.52 247% safer
Burglary715.335,9703.21 40% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson23217.4019,28110.36 40% more dangerous
Drugs473.534,0152.16 39% more dangerous
Other Crime664.955,3902.90 41% more dangerous
Other Theft14110.5811,0375.93 44% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons141.051,2200.66 37% more dangerous
Public Order16612.4513,7447.39 41% more dangerous
Robbery151.131,0640.57 50% more dangerous
Shoplifting56442.318,8494.76 89% more dangerous
Theft From the Person231.737940.43 75% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime21115.837,9234.26 73% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,05779.2982,36844.27 44% more dangerous

Stone Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Snodland1,04688.10122% safer
Swanscombe and Greenhithe1,63691.62114% safer
Faversham1,86192.56111% safer
Swanley1,856106.5384% safer
Sheerness2,467183.866% safer
Stone2,609195.72-

Crime Over Time in Stone

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Recent Crimes in Stone

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Bell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Galleon BoulevardAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Public orderOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Morgan DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cugley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bluewater ComplexInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Osbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jessamine PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Church HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Perkins CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chalice WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bevis CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Morgan DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Galleon BoulevardAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Myrtle PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Stone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17183130 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.450.300.680.15 Safer
Burglary6655 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18161617 Getting worse
Drugs1.82.63.33.5 Getting worse
Other Crime64.64.25.0 Safer
Other Theft17151011 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.980.601.21.0 Getting worse
Public Order15131112 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.72.11.41.1 Safer
Shoplifting53453342 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.82.01.41.7 Safer
Vehicle Crime16191016 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences70618279 Getting worse

Changes In Stone's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Stone's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Stone Recreation Ground41-2-31.8

Comparing Stone to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93390% safer
Birmingham49.60295% safer
Barnet67.08192% safer
Croydon82.48137% safer
Sheffield90.03117% safer
Bristol90.52116% safer
Leicester111.5975% safer
Liverpool123.0659% safer
Bradford132.2848% safer
Leeds150.9430% safer
Stone195.72-

Crime in Stone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stone & Crossways1,809240First

Crime in Stone During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stone change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Stone saw a 600% increase in drugs. Stone saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 99% compared to April in 2019. Rates of other theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Stone's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+210%+238%+95%+4%+104%-25%+33%+88%+56%
Bicycle Theft-+100%--------
Burglary--40%+75%+67%-56%-50%-33%-25%+40%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%+15%-21%-5%+17%-33%+25%+50%-4%-8%
Drugs+150%-60%--50%+20%+600%+50%-43%-33%-67%
Other Crime-+25%-50%-60%-25%+125%-20%+14%-43%+300%
Other Theft-29%-75%-18%-67%-45%-18%-53%+25%-63%-18%
Possession of Weapons+200%----+100%-+300%--
Public Order+11%-21%-50%-40%+8%-7%+36%+69%-64%+70%
Robbery+50%---+100%-75%---33%-79%
Shoplifting+20%-99%--86%+39%+12%+39%+53%-74%-42%
Theft From the Person+100%---75%-75%+100%+400%-75%--67%
Vehicle Crime-29%-84%-72%-20%-50%-72%-27%+7%-88%-79%
Violence and Sexual Offences+30%-13%+25%+27%+46%+93%+72%+66%+13%+76%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stone

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

How dangerous is Stone?
Stone is the most dangerous small town in Kent.

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

What is the least common crime in Stone?
Stone's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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