Crime Statistics for Canterbury, Kent, October 2019

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Crime Statistics for Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Canterbury using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so October 2019 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 575 street level crime incidents in Canterbury in October 2019. 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 Canterbury, 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 Crime162
Anti Social Behaviour118
Criminal Damage Arson50
Other Theft42
Public Order37
Vehicle Crime30
Bicycle Theft12
Other Crime10
Theft From The Person9
Possession Of Weapons7
All Crime575

Map of street level crime incidents in October 2019

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Canterbury. 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 Canterbury

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hales Place (1.24 miles)507
Harbledown (0.88 miles)251
Tyler Hill (1.86 miles)135
Thanington (0.88 miles)73
Rough Common (1.75 miles)21
Upper Harbledown (1.96 miles)19
Horton (2.23 miles)17
Blean (2.24 miles)13
Bekesbourne Hill (2.55 miles)4

Most violent places near Canterbury

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hales Place164
Tyler Hill53
Rough Common7
Upper Harbledown3
Bekesbourne Hill0

Last updated: November 22, 2019
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