Kent crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 76.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 131% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 26.8% over the last twelve months.Kent crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.2%5. highest131%76.6k-7.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.5%18. highest109%28.3k1.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime →9.9%4. highest148%19.4k-5.0%
Shoplifting crime →7.6%11. highest128%14.8k23.5%
Other theft crime →7.0%7. highest102%13.7k-5.0%
Public order crime →5.7%13. lowest84%11.1k-13.5%
Vehicle crime →4.8%20. highest89%9.4k-2.9%
Burglary crime →3.2%25. highest87%6.2k-8.6%
Other crime →2.8%3. highest180%5.4k-1.6%
Drugs crime →2.7%9. highest117%5.2k18.6%
Possession of weapons crime →0.9%18. highest115%1.7k26.8%
Bicycle theft crime →0.7%18. lowest72%1.3k-1.7%
Robbery crime →0.6%24. highest54%1.2k-15.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%21. highest33%1.1k1.1%
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 180% of national crime rate which puts Kent on 3. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Other crime" makes up 2.8% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "other crime" is 5.4k cases and has decreased by 1.6% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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