Crime Statistics for Birling, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, 2024

There were a total of 30 street level crime incidents in Birling in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Vehicle Crime, followed by Violent Crime.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Vehicle Crime15
Violent Crime6
Burglary2
Bicycle Theft2
Public Order2
Criminal Damage Arson1
Drugs1
Anti Social Behaviour1
All Crime30

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 Birling. 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 Birling

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

LocationCrime Incidents
New Hythe (1.39 miles)113
Ham Hill (1.24 miles)97
Larkfield (1.75 miles)97
Holborough (1.75 miles)93
Burham Court (2.23 miles)88
Mill Street (1.96 miles)42
Ryarsh (0.88 miles)39
Birling30
Addington (1.96 miles)7
Great Buckland (2.24 miles)0

6.68%
of Downs and Mereworth residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Birling?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
New Hythe44
Larkfield41
Ham Hill35
Holborough30
Burham Court26
Mill Street19
Birling6
Ryarsh5
Addington2
Great Buckland0

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

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 Birling 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 Birling compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Birling and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Birling is ranked #3.

#WardScore
1East Malling77
2Snodland East and Ham Hill66
3Downs and Mereworth65
4West Malling and Leybourne54
5Larkfield South51
6Meopham South and Vigo49
7Snodland West and Holborough Lakes41
8Larkfield North37
9Ditton32
10Wateringbury28
11Kings Hill15

Which road in Birling has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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