Crime in Tonbridge & Malling compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2017, the crime rate in Tonbridge & Malling was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

Crime in Tonbridge & Malling compared with crime in other similar areas

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Tonbridge & Malling lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Crime rate
Upper bound 64.28
Most Similar Group average 57.63
Lower bound 51.66
Aylesbury Vale 48.58
North Hertfordshire 49.44
South Ribble 50.42
Huntingdonshire 50.50
Central Bedfordshire 50.59
Chorley 52.44
Sevenoaks 52.86
Tonbridge & Malling 54.64
South Gloucestershire 58.00
North Hampshire 63.44
Chelmsford 65.27
Epping Forest 65.99
Cherwell 66.85
Rugby 67.27
Maidstone 68.09

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Tonbridge & Malling compared with crime in the Kent force area

In the year ending March 2017, the crime rate in Tonbridge & Malling was lower than average for the Kent force area.

Crime in Tonbridge & Malling compared with crime in the Kent force area

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Crime rate
Force average 73.05
Tunbridge Wells 48.31
Sevenoaks 52.86
Tonbridge & Malling 54.64
Ashford 65.31
Dover 66.31
Maidstone 68.09
Canterbury 69.55
Shepway 71.14
Swale 77.21
Medway 83.60
Dartford & Gravesham 91.36
Thanet 98.31

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Tonbridge & Malling and in the Kent force area

In the quarter ending March 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Tonbridge & Malling
  • up in the Kent force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

Crime changes over time in Tonbridge & Malling and in the Kent force area

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Date Crime rate
Tonbridge & Malling Most Similar Group average Kent Tonbridge & Malling
March 2014 11.03 15.08 10.75
June 2014 11.77 15.94 11.09
September 2014 11.78 15.82 11.29
December 2014 11.58 14.98 10.37
March 2015 11.56 14.48 10.73
June 2015 12.65 15.27 11.59
September 2015 12.87 15.72 12.11
December 2015 12.98 16.31 12.06
March 2016 12.61 15.69 11.57
June 2016 13.69 17.25 12.98
September 2016 14.25 18.42 13.51
December 2016 14.77 18.46 13.98
March 2017 14.91 18.92 14.16

(Source: ONS)