Crime Statistics for High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Aug 2020

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Crime Statistics for High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in High Brooms using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 365 street level crime incidents in High Brooms in August 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 High Brooms, 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 Crime139
Anti Social Behaviour99
Shoplifting32
Criminal Damage Arson31
Public Order26
Burglary10
Other Theft10
Vehicle Crime6
Other Crime5
Drugs4
Possession Of Weapons2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime365

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Ferndale (0.62 miles)388
High Brooms365
St John’s (0.62 miles)321
Royal Tunbridge Wells (1.39 miles)320
Sherwood Park (0.88 miles)224
Sandown Park (0.88 miles)224
Southborough (0.88 miles)162
Camden Park (1.86 miles)111
Modest Corner (1.39 miles)58
Pembury (1.96 miles)35

9.9%
of Tunbridge Wells residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near High Brooms

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

LocationViolent Incidents
High Brooms139
Ferndale134
St John’s112
Royal Tunbridge Wells108
Sherwood Park92
Sandown Park92
Southborough61
Camden Park42
Modest Corner18
Pembury16

Last updated: October 10, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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