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2000/2001 Crime Survey

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Figures published by KCC for the year ended 31 March 2001 (Sevenoaks Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership) show Hartley to be a relatively low crime area for Kent. Overall the then ward of Fawkham and Hartley ranked 253 out of the 331 wards in Kent. That is, only 78 wards had lower levels of crime.

The actual numbers of crimes were as follows (rounded off to nearest 5):
Burglary (dwelling) 50
Burglary (other) 20
Criminal Damage 60
Theft from Motor Vehicle 50
Theft of Motor Vehicle 20
Violent Crimes 10
Others 90

One crime where Hartley is above average is arson, where the ward was ranked 5 out of the 32 wards of Sevenoaks District for deliberate setting fire to vehicles, and 4 out of 32 for other cases of arson. This appears to be a local problem, as the figures for Ash ward were even higher.