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 August 2020 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 1381 street level crime incidents in South Kensington in August 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour455
Violent Crime235
Other Theft151
Vehicle Crime142
Public Order86
Burglary83
Bicycle Theft61
Criminal Damage Arson57
Shoplifting35
Drugs31
Robbery21
Theft From The Person14
Other Crime6
Possession Of Weapons4
All Crime1381

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

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)1618
Earl’s Court (0.62 miles)1446
South Kensington1381
Brompton (0.88 miles)1295
Knightsbridge (0.88 miles)1295
Belgravia (1.39 miles)1289
Kensington (0.88 miles)1281
Chelsea (0.88 miles)1174
Sands End (1.24 miles)1151
Parsons Green (1.39 miles)967

51.6%
of Kensington and Chelsea 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
Bayswater267
Earl’s Court248
South Kensington235
Chelsea231
Sands End228
Kensington222
Belgravia175
Brompton172
Knightsbridge172
Parsons Green170

Last updated: October 18, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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