Crime Statistics for Wayfield, Chatham, Kent, September 2019

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Crime Statistics for Wayfield, Chatham, Kent

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Wayfield using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 314 street level crime incidents in Wayfield in September 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 Wayfield, 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 Crime169
Anti Social Behaviour35
Criminal Damage Arson26
Public Order14
Other Crime13
Other Theft12
Vehicle Crime10
Possession Of Weapons4
Bicycle Theft1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime314

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Brompton (1.96 miles)996
Gillingham (1.75 miles)801
Chatham (0.62 miles)261
Borstal (1.39 miles)194
Twydall (2.55 miles)144
Capstone (1.86 miles)100
Lords Wood (2.24 miles)59
Hempstead (2.55 miles)45
Blue Bell Hill (1.96 miles)20

Most violent places near Wayfield

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Lords Wood16
Blue Bell Hill6

Last updated: November 3, 2019
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