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

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

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Kensington using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 1156 street level crime incidents in Kensington in February 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour451
Violent Crime192
Vehicle Crime129
Other Theft67
Public Order59
Criminal Damage Arson38
Bicycle Theft33
Theft From The Person15
Other Crime8
Possession Of Weapons4
All Crime1156

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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

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Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Kensington

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Paddington (1.39 miles)1439
Earl’s Court (0.62 miles)1375
Bayswater (0.62 miles)1294
South Kensington (0.88 miles)1278
Notting Hill (0.88 miles)1236
Brook Green (1.24 miles)1107
Chelsea (1.75 miles)1037
Knightsbridge (1.24 miles)820
Brompton (1.24 miles)820

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Most violent places near Kensington

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Earl’s Court269
South Kensington254
Notting Hill238
Brook Green185

Last updated: February 2021
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