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

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

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 70.04
Most Similar Group average 62.50
Lower bound 55.76
Area Crime rate
Aylesbury Vale 52.04
Central Bedfordshire 53.26
North Hertfordshire 53.63
Huntingdonshire 55.34
South Ribble 56.12
Chorley 57.63
South Gloucestershire 59.06
Tonbridge & Malling 62.38
Sevenoaks 63.10
North Hampshire 66.42
Chelmsford 68.60
Cherwell 69.18
Epping Forest 69.76
Rugby 72.77
Maidstone 78.13

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending September 2017, the crime rate in Tonbridge & Malling was lower than average for 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.

Area Crime rate
Force average 84.73
Tunbridge Wells 54.16
Tonbridge & Malling 62.38
Sevenoaks 63.10
Ashford 77.70
Maidstone 78.13
Shepway 80.10
Dover 83.17
Canterbury 83.19
Swale 87.65
Medway 97.58
Dartford & Gravesham 102.84
Thanet 113.75

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending September 2017, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

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.

Crime rate
Date Tonbridge & Malling Most Similar Group average Kent Tonbridge & Malling
September 2014 11.68 15.66 11.15
December 2014 11.47 14.82 10.24
March 2015 11.46 14.33 10.60
June 2015 12.54 15.11 11.45
September 2015 12.75 15.56 11.96
December 2015 12.87 16.14 11.91
March 2016 12.50 15.52 11.42
June 2016 13.57 17.06 12.82
September 2016 14.13 18.23 13.35
December 2016 14.64 18.26 13.81
March 2017 14.77 18.70 13.96
June 2017 16.42 22.65 16.27
September 2017 16.66 25.12 18.34

(Source: ONS)

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