Crime Statistics for Sheerness, Swale, Kent, August 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 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 263 street level crime incidents in Sheerness 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 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 Crime94
Anti Social Behaviour43
Shoplifting38
Criminal Damage Arson18
Other Theft16
Public Order14
Other Crime13
Burglary10
Vehicle Crime6
Drugs4
Robbery3
Bicycle Theft2
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime263

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 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)346
Sheerness263
Blue Town263
Mile Town (0.62 miles)237
Minster-in-Sheppey (2.77 miles)114
Halfway Houses (1.75 miles)93
Isle of Sheppey (3.12 miles)90
Rushenden (2.56 miles)27
Grain (1.96 miles)14
Lower Stoke (4.96 miles)6



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 Town141
Sheerness94
Blue Town94
Mile Town82
Minster-in-Sheppey52
Halfway Houses49
Isle of Sheppey44
Grain6
Rushenden5
Lower Stoke1

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


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