Crime Statistics for Blue Town, Swale, Kent, 2024

There were a total of 231 street level crime incidents in Blue Town 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 Blue Town, 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 Crime92
Anti Social Behaviour46
Criminal Damage Arson32
Other Crime10
Public Order8
Possession Of Weapons5
Other Theft4
Vehicle Crime3
Theft From The Person1
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime231

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 Blue Town. 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 Blue Town

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Marine Town (0.88 miles)302
Blue Town231
Mile Town (0.62 miles)220
Minster-in-Sheppey (2.77 miles)93
Halfway Houses (1.75 miles)72
Isle of Sheppey (3.12 miles)70
Rushenden (2.56 miles)20
Grain (1.96 miles)13
Lower Stoke (4.96 miles)3

of Sheerness residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Blue Town?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Marine Town133
Blue Town92
Mile Town88
Halfway Houses37
Isle of Sheppey29
Lower Stoke1

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

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 Blue Town 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 Blue Town compare to surrounding wards?

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

2Sheppey East88
3Sheppey Central69
4Bobbing, Iwade and Lower Halstow62
6Minster Cliffs59
7Queenborough and Halfway57
9West Shoebury50

Which road in Blue Town has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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