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

In the year ending March 2018, 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 74.89
Most Similar Group average 66.71
Lower bound 59.42
Area Crime rate
Aylesbury Vale 53.88
Central Bedfordshire 56.16
North Hertfordshire 56.54
Huntingdonshire 56.83
South Ribble 59.22
Chorley 59.94
South Gloucestershire 61.04
North Hampshire 67.67
Tonbridge & Malling 70.99
Cherwell 71.73
Chelmsford 71.87
Sevenoaks 72.85
Rugby 75.17
Epping Forest 76.09
Maidstone 90.66

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending March 2018, 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 97.33
Tunbridge Wells 64.83
Tonbridge & Malling 70.99
Sevenoaks 72.85
Shepway 89.53
Ashford 90.48
Maidstone 90.66
Canterbury 95.24
Dover 98.34
Swale 101.26
Medway 112.67
Dartford & Gravesham 114.74
Thanet 130.07

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending March 2018, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

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
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 12.52 15.52 11.42
June 2016 13.58 17.06 12.82
September 2016 14.14 18.23 13.35
December 2016 14.66 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
December 2017 17.26 25.45 18.89
March 2018 16.37 24.11 17.49

(Source: ONS)

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