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

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

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Kensington 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 1353 street level crime incidents in South Kensington in September 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour298
Violent Crime232
Vehicle Crime202
Other Theft183
Burglary134
Public Order64
Drugs48
Bicycle Theft41
Criminal Damage Arson38
Robbery35
Theft From The Person35
Shoplifting33
Possession Of Weapons6
Other Crime4
All Crime1353

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 South 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.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to South Kensington

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bayswater (1.39 miles)1592
Earl’s Court (0.62 miles)1376
South Kensington1353
Belgravia (1.39 miles)1311
Brompton (0.88 miles)1283
Knightsbridge (0.88 miles)1283
Kensington (0.88 miles)1236
Chelsea (0.88 miles)918
Sands End (1.24 miles)898
Parsons Green (1.39 miles)831



Most violent places near South Kensington

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Earl’s Court252
South Kensington232
Bayswater222
Belgravia205
Kensington199
Chelsea195
Sands End180
Brompton175
Knightsbridge175
Parsons Green152

Last updated: November 2, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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