Crime Statistics for Bidborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 2024

There were a total of 12 street level crime incidents in Bidborough in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Bidborough, 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 Crime6
Anti Social Behaviour3
Criminal Damage Arson2
Vehicle Crime1
All Crime12

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

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

How grim is your Postcode?

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 Bidborough

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

LocationCrime Incidents
St John’s (1.75 miles)278
Southborough (1.39 miles)155
Modest Corner (0.88 miles)76
Barden Park (1.96 miles)26
Stockland Green (0.62 miles)16
Broomhill Bank (1.86 miles)15
Bidborough12
Brook Street (1.39 miles)11
Speldhurst (1.39 miles)7
Lower Haysden (1.24 miles)0

10.23%
of Speldhurst and Bidborough residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Bidborough?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
St John’s88
Southborough57
Modest Corner33
Barden Park14
Broomhill Bank9
Stockland Green7
Bidborough6
Brook Street5
Speldhurst3
Lower Haysden0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Bidborough?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Bidborough to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Bidborough compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Bidborough and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Resident in Bidborough have the lowest likelyhood of being a victim of personal crime in the area. The ward with the lowest likelyhood is Sherwood.

#WardScore
1Sherwood55
2Rusthall50
3Judd46
4Southborough North45
5Southborough and High Brooms45
6Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone41
7St James'37
8Vauxhall34
9St John's32
10Culverden30
11Speldhurst and Bidborough12

Which road in Bidborough has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Bidborough with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Holmewood Ridge.

Last updated: March 2024
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