Crime Statistics for Cheriton, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, 2024

There were a total of 94 street level crime incidents in Cheriton in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Other Theft.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Cheriton, 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 Crime50
Other Theft8
Anti Social Behaviour8
Criminal Damage Arson7
Vehicle Crime4
Drugs4
Burglary3
Public Order3
Other Crime2
Robbery2
Shoplifting2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime94

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 Cheriton. 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 Cheriton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Morehall (0.62 miles)128
Coolinge (0.62 miles)128
Cheriton94
Sandgate (0.88 miles)57
Shorncliffe Camp (0.62 miles)43
Horn Street (0.88 miles)28
Peene (0.88 miles)27
Arpinge (1.86 miles)3
Frogholt (1.39 miles)2
Newington (1.39 miles)2

8.88%
of Hythe residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Cheriton?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Morehall60
Coolinge60
Cheriton50
Sandgate32
Shorncliffe Camp23
Horn Street12
Peene7
Arpinge2
Frogholt0
Newington0

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

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 Cheriton 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 Cheriton compare to surrounding wards?

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

#WardScore
1Folkestone Harbour83
2East Folkestone78
3Folkestone Central78
4Broadmead71
5Cheriton43
6Alkham & Capel-le-Ferne41
7Romney Marsh37
8Sandgate & West Folkestone27
9Hythe Rural26
10Hythe26
11North Downs West21

Which road in Cheriton has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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