Crime Statistics for Kent: Homes Under Attack

Many people who live and work in towns and cities such as London, the Medway towns, Bromley, Orpington, Dartford and so on, yearn to move out into the country for the “quiet life.”

However, when you look at some of the crime statistics for the villages in Kent, it turns out that life in the country may not be quite as quiet as people like to think.

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Burglaries Are Rife In Sevenoaks, Kent

Sevenoaks is a pretty Kentish town. It has up-market shops, a famous public school and Knole Park, where you can take a picnic and watch the deer. In fact, it is probably the last place that you would think is a hotbed of crime.

During the year from March 2014 to February 2015, there were no less than 2,169 crimes reported to police in Sevenoaks, Kent. As with most towns, anti-social behaviour was top of the list, closely followed by crimes of sex and violence.

However, there were also an astonishing 236 burglaries during the year.

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The Art of Summer Burglary Prevention

As our evening starts to stay lighter for longer, it can only mean one thing. Britain’s favourite season is on its way.

However, our homes are vulnerable to burglary during the summer. Our change in behaviour as the weather gets warmer can have a dramatic impact on our families and homes. You may become more relaxed about your home security without even knowing it!

Refuse to let your guard down simply because the sun is out with our summer burglary prevention tips.

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10 Fantastic Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

In Great Britain, from April 2013 to March 2014 – 21,577 of accidental dwelling fires were first ignited in the kitchen. Over two thirds of fire-related deaths occurred in accidental dwelling fires.

This stat from the Fire & Rescue statistical release shows how at risk we really are. Protect your family and home today with these top tips.

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