Crime Statistics for Dover, Kent, January 2020

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Crime Statistics for Dover, Dover, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Dover using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so January 2020 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 361 street level crime incidents in Dover in January 2020. 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 Dover, 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 Crime150
Anti Social Behaviour62
Criminal Damage Arson46
Other Theft22
Public Order21
Shoplifting14
Burglary11
Vehicle Crime10
Other Crime9
Drugs7
Robbery6
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime361

Map of street level crime incidents in January 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Dover361
Buckland (0.88 miles)281
Buckland Valley (1.39 miles)249
Tower Hamlets (0.62 miles)180
Pineham (2.48 miles)87
Church Whitfield (2.48 miles)85
Aycliff (0.88 miles)58
Maxton (0.88 miles)56
Farthingloe (1.39 miles)14
Kearnsey (2.24 miles)4



Most violent places near Dover

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Dover150
Buckland140
Buckland Valley133
Tower Hamlets95
Church Whitfield40
Pineham36
Aycliff36
Maxton20
Farthingloe3
Kearnsey1

Last updated: March 22, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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