Crime Statistics for Sheerness, Swale, Kent, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Sheerness, Swale, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sheerness using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 198 street level crime incidents in Sheerness in May 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 Sheerness, 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 Crime84
Anti Social Behaviour51
Shoplifting17
Criminal Damage Arson10
Public Order10
Other Theft6
Burglary5
Drugs5
Other Crime4
Vehicle Crime3
Possession Of Weapons2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime198

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Marine Town (0.88 miles)274
Blue Town200
Sheerness198
Mile Town (0.62 miles)183
Minster-in-Sheppey (2.77 miles)152
Halfway Houses (1.75 miles)103
Isle of Sheppey (3.12 miles)95
Rushenden (2.56 miles)39
Grain (1.96 miles)19
Lower Stoke (4.96 miles)5

5.7%
of Swale residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Sheerness

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Marine Town122
Blue Town96
Sheerness84
Mile Town81
Minster-in-Sheppey65
Halfway Houses45
Isle of Sheppey36
Rushenden9
Grain7
Lower Stoke2

Last updated: July 7, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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