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 November 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 1491 street level crime incidents in South Kensington in November 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour294
Violent Crime262
Other Theft254
Vehicle Crime213
Burglary124
Public Order69
Robbery54
Criminal Damage Arson53
Theft From The Person46
Shoplifting42
Drugs39
Bicycle Theft30
Other Crime6
Possession Of Weapons5
All Crime1491

Map of street level crime incidents in November 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)1719
Belgravia (1.39 miles)1600
South Kensington1491
Brompton (0.88 miles)1458
Knightsbridge (0.88 miles)1458
Earl’s Court (0.62 miles)1456
Kensington (0.88 miles)1370
Chelsea (0.88 miles)1007
Sands End (1.24 miles)1000
Parsons Green (1.39 miles)864



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
Bayswater265
South Kensington262
Earl’s Court259
Kensington242
Chelsea198
Belgravia186
Brompton178
Knightsbridge178
Sands End175
Parsons Green160

Last updated: December 25, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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