Published: 14:35, 12 June 2018
| Updated: 14:39, 12 June 2018
Kent's worst places for crime and sexual violence have been revealed - and one area of the county is a particular hotspot.
Statistics show Medway had the top four worst neighbourhoods in Kent.
Chatham Central, Gillingham North, Gillingham South and Medway's River ward saw 473 incidents reported in just one month.
Statistics released by police show the numbers of different crimes reported in each area of the county during April.
Below is a list of Kent's 10 most dangerous neighbourhoods, based on data about sexual and violent crime.
Medway – Chatham Central
In April alone, Chatham Central had more reports of violent and sexual crimes than anywhere else in Kent.
In all, 126 crimes of this nature were reported in Chatham Central – making up almost half of the total 301 crimes reported in the area.
Other areas of Chatham were found to have similar levels of violent crime, with 119 reports in an area just to the south of the River Medway.
High levels of crime and sexual violence were also reported in Gillingham, with 228 incidents taking place across the town in April - 117 in the north and 111 in the south.
Canterbury was also revealed to be one of the county's most dangerous spots.
In Westgate ward, which covers part of Canterbury's city centre, 111 violent and sexual crimes were reported.
Maidstone - High Street
Maidstone's town centre also had high levels of sexual and violent crime, with 109 offences taking place there during April.
This makes the ward the sixth most dangerous in the county, behind Medway's four hotspots and Westgate in East Kent.
Thanet - Margate Central
In seventh place, Margate Central ward saw 107 incidents reported in and around the town centre.
Elsewhere in Thanet, officers received 80 reports of similar offences within Cliftonville West ward, 69 in Eastcliff and 65 in Ramsgate.
Ashford - Victoria ward
Ashford's Victoria ward, which covers part of the town's centre, had 87 violent and sexual crimes recorded in April.
Shepway - Folkestone Harvey Central
Coming in at ninth, the Folkestone Harvey Central ward had 86 incidents.
Gravesham - Riverside
In 10th place, Gravesham's Riverside ward had 79 crimes recorded, alongside 56 incidents in both Northfleet South and Pelham ward.
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