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 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 1278 street level crime incidents in South 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 Behaviour520
Violent Crime184
Vehicle Crime121
Drugs71
Burglary66
Other Theft64
Shoplifting58
Public Order53
Criminal Damage Arson52
Bicycle Theft29
Robbery26
Theft From The Person24
Possession Of Weapons5
Other Crime5
All Crime1278

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 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.

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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
Earl’s Court (0.62 miles)1375
Bayswater (1.39 miles)1294
South Kensington1278
Kensington (0.88 miles)1156
Sands End (1.24 miles)1049
Chelsea (0.88 miles)1037
Parsons Green (1.39 miles)905
Belgravia (1.39 miles)863
Brompton (0.88 miles)820
Knightsbridge (0.88 miles)820

24.3%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



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 Court269
South Kensington254
Kensington213
Bayswater197
Sands End194
Chelsea189
Brompton177
Knightsbridge177
Parsons Green157
Belgravia115

Last updated: February 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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