Canterbury crime stats

April 2024

Most crimes, 23.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 42.0% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 142% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 23.5% 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 →42.0%9. highest142%23.4k-5.0%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.1%41. highest106%7.8k-3.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →9.6%11. highest144%5.4k-7.2%
Shoplifting crime →7.5%22. highest124%4.2k20.1%
Other theft crime →6.4%40. highest96%3.6k-10.9%
Public order crime →5.6%34. lowest86%3.1k-17.1%
Vehicle crime →3.4%26. lowest65%1.9k-11.9%
Drugs crime →3.1%16. highest138%1.8k11.3%
Burglary crime →2.7%26. lowest76%1.5k-19.1%
Other crime →2.6%10. highest170%1.5k-0.7%
Possession of weapons crime →1.0%23. highest123%53023.5%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%46. lowest86%4411.1%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%47. lowest37%33510.9%
Robbery crime →0.6%41. lowest55%323-24.5%
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 170% of national crime rate which puts Canterbury on 10. 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 0.7% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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