Canterbury crime stats

February 2024

Most crimes, 23.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 41.8% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 142% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 26.3% over the last twelve months.Canterbury crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →41.8%9. highest142%23.4k-6.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.0%43. highest107%7.9k-4.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime →9.7%11. highest146%5.4k-6.9%
Shoplifting crime →7.6%16. highest128%4.3k26.3%
Other theft crime →6.5%41. highest96%3.6k-10.2%
Public order crime →5.7%31. lowest86%3.2k-17.3%
Vehicle crime →3.3%24. lowest62%1.8k-14.1%
Drugs crime →3.1%17. highest134%1.7k9.3%
Burglary crime →2.8%27. lowest77%1.6k-16.7%
Other crime →2.6%9. highest173%1.5k-0.1%
Possession of weapons crime →0.9%24. highest122%51919.3%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%48. highest87%4629.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%48. highest35%33612.8%
Robbery crime →0.6%39. lowest53%325-25.8%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "other crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Other crime" rate is at 173% of national crime rate which puts Canterbury on 9. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Other crime" makes up 2.6% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "other crime" is 1.5k cases and has decreased by 0.1% when compared year-over-year in the period of February 2023 - January 2024.

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