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Crime and Safety in Kettering, Northamptonshire

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Kettering is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Northamptonshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Northamptonshire's 261 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kettering in 2021 was 108 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Northamptonshire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% higher than the Northamptonshire rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kettering is the 35th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 451st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Kettering had the worst crime rate in Northamptonshire for theft from the person, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Kettering are violence and sexual offences, with 2,972 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 54. This is 4.2% higher than 2020's figure of 2,846 offences and a difference of 2.28 from 2020's crime rate of 51. Kettering's least common crime is theft from the person, with 38 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 5% from 2020's figure of 36 crimes.

Kettering 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Northamptonshire

25% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

33% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kettering is 25% higher than the East Midlands and 33% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kettering Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Kettering 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 Kettering

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211086,001
20201065,899
20191045,761
20181025,657
2017925,114
2016945,185

Crime in Kettering Compared To Northamptonshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kettering This Year

 KetteringNorthamptonshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,63129.4416,09721.39 27% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft460.836130.81 2.4% more dangerous
Burglary2123.832,8113.74 2.3% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson55610.036,0188.00 20% more dangerous
Drugs2414.351,9592.60 40% more dangerous
Other Crime1582.851,4281.90 33% more dangerous
Other Theft4588.274,5666.07 27% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons661.197491.00 16% more dangerous
Public Order61111.035,3847.15 35% more dangerous
Robbery911.646980.93 43% more dangerous
Shoplifting3947.112,8213.75 47% more dangerous
Theft From the Person380.693010.40 42% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1582.853,4494.58 61% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,97253.6429,96639.82 26% more dangerous

Kettering Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rushden2,43775.8843% safer
Daventry2,12077.5140% safer
Kettering6,001108.31-
Wellingborough5,932112.303.6% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kettering

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Recent Crimes in Kettering

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wordsworth RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Backley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holly RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scott RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson StreetAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Welland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rosemount DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Foxton CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bellway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Garfield StreetOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leatherland CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near Market PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Kettering Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour41333629 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.61.61.20.83 Safer
Burglary9863.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11101010 Safer
Drugs3.83.44.44.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.22.72.8 Getting worse
Other Theft10878 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.31.21.31.2 Getting worse
Public Order4.16911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.81.61.51.6 Getting worse
Shoplifting8867 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.40.940.650.69 Safer
Vehicle Crime101162.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37425154 Getting worse

Changes In Kettering's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Kettering's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Mill Road Park1-1110221
North Park Recreation Ground-331844.0
Westfield Gardens-2---11.3

Comparing Kettering to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93171% safer
Birmingham49.60118% safer
Barnet67.0861% safer
Croydon82.4831% safer
Sheffield90.0320% safer
Bristol90.5220% safer
Kettering108.31-
Leicester111.592.9% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0612% more dangerous
Bradford132.2818% more dangerous
Leeds150.9428% more dangerous

Crime in Kettering's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kettering Avondale Grange992117Third
Kettering Brambleside38146Fifth
Kettering Central East1,239136Second
Kettering East28644Sixth
Kettering South826107Fourth
Kettering Town & West2,213180First

Kettering Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourKettering Brambleside (107)Kettering Town & West (587)
Bicycle TheftKettering East (1)Kettering Town & West (20)
BurglaryKettering Brambleside (13)Kettering Town & West (78)
Criminal Damage and ArsonKettering Brambleside (38)Kettering Central East (122)
DrugsKettering East (9)Kettering Town & West (117)
Other CrimeKettering East (9)Kettering Avondale Grange (36)
Other TheftKettering East (12)Kettering Town & West (224)
Possession of WeaponsKettering Brambleside (3)Kettering Town & West (28)
Public OrderKettering East (20)Kettering Town & West (260)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Kettering East (3)Kettering Town & West (47)
ShopliftingKettering Brambleside (5)Kettering Central East (155)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Kettering Avondale Grange (2)Kettering Town & West (28)
Vehicle CrimeKettering East (13)Kettering Town & West (48)
Violence and Sexual OffencesKettering Brambleside (200)Kettering Town & West (991)

Crime in Kettering During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kettering change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Kettering saw a 400% increase in bicycle theft. Kettering saw a large fall in bicycle theft during April, when it fell by 80% compared to April in 2019. Kettering saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-40%+57%+71%+36%-3%+7%-4%+29%+56%-15%
Bicycle Theft-56%-80%--13%+167%+400%-44%-52%-13%+100%
Burglary-40%-34%-21%-28%+60%-62%-27%-4%-35%-15%
Criminal Damage and Arson+31%+3%+16%-12%-15%+29%-2%-55%+50%-17%
Drugs-50%-41%+160%+67%+17%-10%+83%+71%-9%+225%
Other Crime+62%-44%+80%-+80%+375%+83%-15%+45%-36%
Other Theft-9%-52%-20%-15%-27%+19%-18%+9%-43%-43%
Possession of Weapons-38%-+60%-+11%+60%-43%+20%+100%+50%
Public Order-9%+9%+46%+62%+37%+88%+104%+132%+79%-5%
Robbery--42%+25%+17%+50%-67%+160%-71%+150%-57%
Shoplifting-15%-34%-77%-19%-13%+8%-41%-20%-6%-71%
Theft From the Person-67%-60%-29%-50%-40%-50%---25%+100%
Vehicle Crime-53%-44%-63%-47%-42%+11%-29%-48%-62%-58%
Violence and Sexual Offences+7%-21%+15%+28%+51%+48%+25%+47%+22%+12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kettering

What police force serves Kettering?
Kettering's local territorial police force is the Northamptonshire Police.

How dangerous is Kettering?
Kettering is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Northamptonshire.

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

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

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