Crime Statistics for Sheerness, Swale, Kent, April 2021

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Crime Statistics for Sheerness, Swale, Kent
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 April 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 203 street level crime incidents in Sheerness in April 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 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 Crime92
Anti Social Behaviour38
Public Order17
Criminal Damage Arson13
Other Theft7
Other Crime7
Possession Of Weapons3
Theft From The Person2
Vehicle Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime203

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2021

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.

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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 town; ?> 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)279
Blue Town203
Mile Town (0.62 miles)193
Minster-in-Sheppey (2.77 miles)115
Isle of Sheppey (3.12 miles)96
Halfway Houses (1.75 miles)89
Rushenden (2.56 miles)17
Lower Stoke (4.96 miles)14
Grain (1.96 miles)10

of 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 Town121
Blue Town92
Mile Town87
Isle of Sheppey34
Halfway Houses32
Lower Stoke9

Last updated: April 2021
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