Crime Statistics for Penenden Heath, Maidstone, Kent, February 2021

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Crime Statistics for Penenden Heath, Maidstone, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Penenden Heath using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2021 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 420 street level crime incidents in Penenden Heath in February 2021. 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 Penenden Heath, 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 Crime152
Anti Social Behaviour90
Public Order37
Criminal Damage Arson29
Shoplifting24
Burglary19
Drugs17
Vehicle Crime14
Other Crime12
Other Theft11
Bicycle Theft6
Robbery4
Possession Of Weapons3
Theft From The Person2
All Crime420

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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

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Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Penenden Heath

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Maidstone (1.24 miles)530
Penenden Heath420
Fant (1.75 miles)260
Harbourland (0.62 miles)257
Allington (1.24 miles)123
Abbey Gate (0.88 miles)94
Sandling (0.88 miles)94
Weavering Street (1.39 miles)87
Boxley (0.88 miles)59
Ware Street (1.96 miles)36

9.3%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Penenden Heath

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Maidstone217
Penenden Heath148
Harbourland101
Fant78
Allington44
Abbey Gate37
Sandling27
Weavering Street23
Boxley20
Ware Street15

Last updated: February 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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