Crime Statistics for Greatstone-on-Sea, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, 2024

There were a total of 14 street level crime incidents in Greatstone-on-Sea in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Greatstone-on-Sea, 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 Crime6
Criminal Damage Arson2
Possession Of Weapons1
Other Crime1
Anti Social Behaviour1
Theft From The Person1
Other Theft1
All Crime14

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 Greatstone-on-Sea. 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 Greatstone-on-Sea

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Littlestone-on-Sea (1.39 miles)55
New Romney (1.75 miles)40
Dymchurch (4.52 miles)21
St Mary’s Bay (3.11 miles)20
Lade (1.24 miles)3
Dungeness (3.78 miles)2
Brenzett Green (5.72 miles)2
Ivychurch (4.84 miles)1
St Mary in the Marsh (3.34 miles)0

of New Romney residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Greatstone-on-Sea?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
New Romney16
St Mary’s Bay12
Brenzett Green0
St Mary in the Marsh0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Greatstone-on-Sea?

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 Greatstone-on-Sea 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 Greatstone-on-Sea compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Greatstone-on-Sea and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Greatstone-on-Sea is ranked #3.

1Rye & Winchelsea44
2Walland & Denge Marsh44
3New Romney39
4Romney Marsh37
5Saxon Shore36
6Park Farm South36
7Brede & Udimore34
8Park Farm North28
9Hythe Rural26
10Isle of Oxney26

Which road in Greatstone-on-Sea has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Greatstone-on-Sea with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around this marker.

Last updated: March 2024
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