Crime Statistics for Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, August 2019

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Crime Statistics for Sandling, Maidstone, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sandling using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2019 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 96 street level crime incidents in Sandling in August 2019. 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 Sandling, 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 Crime40
Anti Social Behaviour19
Criminal Damage Arson11
Vehicle Crime7
Public Order5
Other Crime4
Other Theft3
Drugs2
Shoplifting2
Bicycle Theft1
Burglary1
Robbery1
All Crime96

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Penenden Heath (0.88 miles)561
Harbourland (1.39 miles)363
Allington (0.88 miles)133
Sandling96
Abbey Gate96
Aylesford (1.86 miles)87
Little Preston (1.24 miles)74
Boxley (1.24 miles)59
Royal British Legion Village (1.96 miles)52
Eccles (1.75 miles)32



Most violent places near Sandling

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Penenden Heath201
Harbourland130
Allington61
Sandling40
Abbey Gate40
Boxley30
Aylesford22
Little Preston21
Royal British Legion Village13
Eccles11

Last updated: October 4, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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