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 April 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 1366 street level crime incidents in South Kensington in April 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour729
Violent Crime208
Vehicle Crime66
Drugs65
Public Order63
Other Theft62
Burglary52
Bicycle Theft34
Criminal Damage Arson33
Shoplifting19
Robbery11
Possession Of Weapons8
Theft From The Person8
Other Crime8
All Crime1366

Map of street level crime incidents in April 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
Earl’s Court (0.62 miles)1697
Bayswater (1.39 miles)1642
South Kensington1366
Kensington (0.88 miles)1364
Chelsea (0.88 miles)1299
Sands End (1.24 miles)1253
Belgravia (1.39 miles)1131
Parsons Green (1.39 miles)1019
Brompton (0.88 miles)957
Knightsbridge (0.88 miles)957

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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 Court250
Bayswater233
South Kensington208
Kensington187
Chelsea164
Sands End164
Belgravia156
Parsons Green138
Brompton130
Knightsbridge130

Last updated: June 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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