Kent’s most danerous railway stations ranked by number of crimes including Dartford, Ashford, Gillingham, and more

A recent study has revealed the Kent stations where the most crimes are committed.

According to research from the Reach Data Unit, Dartford Station saw the most amount of crime during 2021 compared to any other station in the county.

A total of 143 crimes were reported to British Transport Police (BTP) on or near the station, which includes 32 reports of crimes involving drugs.

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This was closely followed by Ashford, which saw a total of 142 crimes committed on or near its station during that period.

The most common type of crimes reported for Ashford Station were ‘violence and sexual offences’.

Across Kent, there were a total of 2,085 crimes reported to BTP during 2021, which saw a decrease compared to the 2,493 reported the year prior.

Among the crimes reported during the last year were 538 violent or sexual offences, 460 public order offences, 433 incidents of criminal damage and arson, 211 drug crimes, 135 bike thefts, and one incident of shoplifting.

Below is a list of the top 20 areas across the county which saw the highest number of crimes committed on or near its stations during 2021.

20 stations where most crimes were committed

Dartford railways station was the busiest in Kent with 4.6 million passengers
There were 143 crimes reported on or near Dartford station

Dartford Station – 143 crimes
Ashford Station – 142 crimes
Gillingham Station – 129 crimes
Gravesend Station – 90 crimes

Ramsgate railway station

Ramsgate Station – 88 crimes
Sittingbourne Station – 79 crimes
Dover Priory Station – 75 crimes
Tonbridge Station – 74 crimes

Margate station

Margate Station – 69 crimes
Sevenoaks Station – 69 crimes
Chatham Station – 69 crimes
Rochester Station – 61 crimes

Swanley’s new station terminal

Swanley Station – 59 crimes
Faversham Station – 58 crimes
Canterbury East Station – 55 crimes
Tunbridge Wells Station – 50 crimes

Canterbury West railway station

Canterbury West Station – 49 crimes
Ebbsfleet International Station – 44 crimes
Strood Station – 44 crimes
Paddock Wood Station – 36 crimes

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Article Source: Kent Live