Crime Statistics for Canterbury, Kent, April 2021

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Crime Statistics for Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent
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 April 2021 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 379 street level crime incidents in Canterbury in April 2021. 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 Crime131
Anti Social Behaviour96
Criminal Damage Arson41
Shoplifting32
Public Order23
Drugs12
Other Theft12
Vehicle Crime11
Possession Of Weapons7
Other Crime5
Burglary4
Robbery2
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime379

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2021

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.

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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 town; ?> 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
Canterbury379
Hales Place (1.24 miles)377
Harbledown (0.88 miles)219
Tyler Hill (1.86 miles)129
Thanington (0.88 miles)59
Rough Common (1.75 miles)31
Horton (2.23 miles)28
Blean (2.24 miles)20
Bekesbourne Hill (2.55 miles)10
Upper Harbledown (1.96 miles)8

10.9%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



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 Place137
Canterbury131
Harbledown85
Tyler Hill51
Thanington20
Rough Common17
Horton14
Blean10
Upper Harbledown5
Bekesbourne Hill2

Last updated: April 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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