South East crime stats

The overall crime rate in South East region is 96.5 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 303k crimes were violent crimes which is 37.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 101% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 37.3% over the last twelve months.The category of "possession of weapons crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Possession of weapons crime" rate is at 113% of national crime rate which puts South East on 5. position out of 9 England's and Wales' regions in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 1.1% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 8.8k cases and has increased by 16.8% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

South East crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (9 regions)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →37.2%4. lowest101%303k-4.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime →12.5%2. lowest75%102k-1.1%
Shoplifting crime →8.6%4. highest110%70.1k37.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.5%5. highest105%69.3k-6.4%
Public order crime →7.9%5. highest100%64.1k-17.9%
Other theft crime →7.3%4. lowest88%59.6k-5.5%
Vehicle crime →5.8%4. lowest88%47.1k-7.6%
Burglary crime →3.7%3. lowest83%30.3k-4.6%
Drugs crime →2.7%5. highest94%22.0k10.5%
Other crime →2.0%5. highest103%16.2k0.9%
Bicycle theft crime →1.3%3. highest111%10.4k-21.4%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%5. highest113%8.8k16.8%
Theft from the person crime →0.9%3. highest37%7.1k-5.6%
Robbery crime →0.7%2. lowest49%5.5k3.7%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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South East crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in South East region to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

South East crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticSouth East region crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour12.116.1
Bicycle theft1.21.1
Burglary3.64.3
Criminal damage and arson8.27.8
Drugs2.62.8
Other crime1.91.9
Other theft7.08.0
Possession of weapons1.00.9
Public order7.67.6
Robbery0.61.3
Shoplifting8.37.5
Theft from the person0.82.2
Vehicle crime5.66.3
Violent crime35.935.4

South East crime rate comparison map

South East crime rate comparison map

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