Crime Statistics for Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, August 2020

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Crime Statistics for Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Bearsted using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 62 street level crime incidents in Bearsted in August 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Bearsted, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime23
Anti Social Behaviour13
Vehicle Crime7
Criminal Damage Arson6
Bicycle Theft4
Burglary3
Public Order3
Other Crime2
Other Theft1
All Crime62

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Bearsted. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Bearsted

We've taken the ten nearest places to Bearsted and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Bearsted has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Maidstone (1.86 miles)704
Penenden Heath (2.24 miles)554
Harbourland (1.75 miles)337
Shepway (1.75 miles)290
Green Hill (0.62 miles)133
Weavering Street (0.88 miles)81
Bearsted62
Ware Street (0.62 miles)45
Thurnham (1.39 miles)11
Ashbank (2.24 miles)8

9.3%
of Maidstone residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Bearsted

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Bearsted and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Maidstone281
Penenden Heath222
Harbourland140
Shepway101
Green Hill45
Weavering Street32
Bearsted23
Ware Street16
Ashbank1
Thurnham0

Last updated: September 30, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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