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 May 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 1513 street level crime incidents in South Kensington in May 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Other Theft. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour319
Other Theft249
Violent Crime240
Vehicle Crime201
Burglary98
Public Order83
Theft From The Person77
Criminal Damage Arson63
Drugs50
Bicycle Theft49
Shoplifting37
Robbery32
Possession Of Weapons12
Other Crime3
All Crime1513

Map of street level crime incidents in May 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)1729
Belgravia (1.39 miles)1638
South Kensington1513
Earl’s Court (0.62 miles)1480
Brompton (0.88 miles)1373
Knightsbridge (0.88 miles)1373
Kensington (0.88 miles)1326
Chelsea (0.88 miles)1106
Sands End (1.24 miles)1091
Parsons Green (1.39 miles)886



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 Court264
Bayswater243
South Kensington240
Chelsea223
Sands End219
Belgravia215
Kensington210
Parsons Green181
Brompton133
Knightsbridge133

Last updated: July 9, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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