Crime Statistics for Kensal Town, London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Crime Statistics for Kensal Town, London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Crime Statistics for Kensal Town, London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Kensal Town using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 1357 street level crime incidents in Kensal Town in August 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour387
Violent Crime309
Other Theft131
Vehicle Crime90
Public Order86
Criminal Damage Arson80
Bicycle Theft33
Theft From The Person16
Possession Of Weapons12
Other Crime11
All Crime1357

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2021

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

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 Kensal Town has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Maida Vale (0.62 miles)1748
Notting Hill (1.24 miles)1494
Kensal Town1357
North Kensington (0.88 miles)1305
Kensal Rise (0.62 miles)1229
Kilburn (0.62 miles)1229
Brondesbury (1.24 miles)1075
Kensal Green (0.62 miles)954
Brondesbury Park (0.88 miles)743
College Park (1.24 miles)626

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

Most violent places near Kensal Town

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Maida Vale391
Kensal Town309
North Kensington306
Kensal Rise298
Notting Hill296
Kensal Green225
Brondesbury Park170
College Park157

Last updated: August 2021
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