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

In the year ending December 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 73.01
Most Similar Group average 65.10
Lower bound 58.05
Area Crime rate
Aylesbury Vale 53.55
Central Bedfordshire 54.85
North Hertfordshire 55.81
South Ribble 56.40
Huntingdonshire 56.51
Chorley 59.44
South Gloucestershire 61.35
Tonbridge & Malling 67.46
North Hampshire 67.63
Sevenoaks 68.94
Chelmsford 70.65
Cherwell 70.90
Epping Forest 72.09
Rugby 74.69
Maidstone 86.24

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending December 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 91.92
Tunbridge Wells 59.27
Tonbridge & Malling 67.46
Sevenoaks 68.94
Shepway 84.67
Ashford 85.90
Maidstone 86.24
Canterbury 90.59
Dover 91.32
Swale 94.52
Medway 106.76
Dartford & Gravesham 109.61
Thanet 121.83

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending December 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
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 12.52 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 17.25 25.45 18.89

(Source: ONS)

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