Crime Statistics for Chatham, Kent, May 2022

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The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Chatham using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2022 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 265 street level crime incidents in Chatham in May 2022. 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 Chatham, 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 Crime111
Anti Social Behaviour60
Criminal Damage Arson23
Other Theft20
Shoplifting12
Burglary11
Vehicle Crime10
Public Order9
Other Crime6
Theft From The Person3
All Crime265

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2022

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Brompton (1.86 miles)1076
Gillingham (1.39 miles)937
Wayfield (0.62 miles)301
Chatham265
Twydall (1.96 miles)146
Borstal (1.96 miles)143
Capstone (1.24 miles)81
Lords Wood (1.96 miles)70
Blue Bell Hill (2.24 miles)43
Hempstead (1.96 miles)39



Most violent places near Chatham

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Brompton467
Gillingham432
Wayfield130
Chatham111
Borstal85
Twydall54
Capstone44
Lords Wood27
Hempstead15
Blue Bell Hill10

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Last updated: May 2022
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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