Kent crime stats

Last updated: 12 May 2024

The overall crime rate in Kent county is 118.3 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 76.3k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 133% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 26.6% over the last twelve months.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 177% of national crime rate which puts Kent on 3. position out of 54 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Other crime" makes up 2.7% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "other crime" is 5.3k cases and has decreased by 4.6% when compared year-over-year in the period of April 2023 - March 2024.

Kent crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.2%4. highest133%76.3k-5.4%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.6%16. highest111%28.4k3.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime →9.9%3. highest149%19.2k-2.9%
Shoplifting crime →7.7%12. highest127%15.0k20.8%
Other theft crime →6.9%8. highest105%13.3k-7.9%
Public order crime →5.5%18. lowest86%10.8k-12.2%
Vehicle crime →4.9%16. highest97%9.6k-0.0%
Burglary crime →3.2%24. highest90%6.2k-5.9%
Other crime →2.7%3. highest177%5.3k-4.6%
Drugs crime →2.7%10. highest117%5.2k8.4%
Possession of weapons crime →0.9%17. highest117%1.8k26.6%
Bicycle theft crime →0.7%21. lowest74%1.3k-5.3%
Robbery crime →0.6%26. highest57%1.1k-12.7%
Theft from the person crime →0.5%23. highest34%1.0k-3.3%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Kent crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Kent county to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Kent crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticKent county crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour17.315.6
Bicycle theft0.81.1
Criminal damage and arson11.77.8
Other crime3.21.8
Other theft8.17.7
Possession of weapons1.10.9
Public order6.67.6
Theft from the person0.61.9
Vehicle crime5.86.0
Violent crime46.434.9

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Kent crime rate comparison map

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