Crime Statistics for Sheerness, Swale, Kent, November 2019

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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 November 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 222 street level crime incidents in Sheerness in November 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting. 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 Crime75
Shoplifting35
Anti Social Behaviour27
Criminal Damage Arson21
Public Order14
Burglary12
Vehicle Crime10
Other Theft6
Other Crime6
Possession Of Weapons5
Robbery5
Bicycle Theft3
Drugs2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime222

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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)285
Mile Town (0.62 miles)229
Sheerness222
Blue Town188
Minster-in-Sheppey (2.77 miles)126
Isle of Sheppey (3.12 miles)96
Halfway Houses (1.75 miles)87
Rushenden (2.56 miles)22
Lower Stoke (4.96 miles)7
Grain (1.96 miles)4



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 Town92
Blue Town78
Sheerness75
Mile Town70
Minster-in-Sheppey56
Isle of Sheppey41
Halfway Houses34
Rushenden7
Grain3
Lower Stoke2

Last updated: December 24, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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