Crime In Essex 2021
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Written by regionadmin

14th October 2021

Essex Crime Rate & Essex Crime Statistics

The county of Essex, located in South East England, contains many large towns and urban areas and stunning countryside. The Essex crime rate sits at around 78 crimes reported per year per 1000 people. This is higher than the national crime rate, with Essex ranking in the top 20 most dangerous places to live in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Essex crime statistics show that the most common crimes within the area are violence and sexual offences, anti-social behaviour, public order offences, criminal damage and arson. However, according to Essex country statistics, it isn’t all bad news, with instances of vehicle crime, muggings, shoplifting, and criminal damage improving over the years. The region is made up of several towns, so we have taken a closer look at the crime rates for each area. Take a look:

 

Crime In Grays Essex

Grays is ranked 32nd in the list of the most dangerous places in Essex out of its 319 cities, towns and villages. Last year, the crime rate in the area was 96 crimes per 1000 people, with the most common crimes being violence and sexual offences and anti-social behaviour.

Compared to the crime rate in Essex as a whole, Grays is 19% higher. Additionally, the town is rated as the 570th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Additionally, there has been an increase in almost all types of crime in the area over the past year.

The top neighbourhoods for high amounts of crime in Grays are listed in the table below:

Neighbourhood Crime Count Crime Rate
Purfleet, South Stifford & Lakeside 3,000 196
Grays Town 1,231 122
Grays Chafford Gorges & Orsett Road 927 99

Crime In Harlow Essex

Harlow is ranked as the second most dangerous major town in Essex, with a crime rate of 110 crimes per 1000 people. Compared to the crime rate in Essex as a whole, Harlow is 29% higher. Additionally, the town is rated with the top 20 most dangerous locations out of all major towns in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The most common crimes are violence and sexual offences.

The top neighbourhoods for high amounts of crime in Harlow are listed in the table below:

Neighbourhood

Crime Count

Crime Rate

Passmores & The High

1,960

232

Mark Hall & Templefields

1,160

152

Staple Tye & Latton Bush

1,020

142

Crime In Basildon Essex

Basildon is ranked as the most dangerous major town in Essex and in the top ten most dangerous out of all its 319 cities, towns and villages. The crime rate in the area last year was 78 crimes per 1000 people. Compared to the crime rate in Essex as a whole, Basildon is 36% higher. Violence and sexual offences, and anti-social behaviour are the most common offences in the area.

The top neighbourhoods for high amounts of crime in Basildon are listed in the table below:

Neighbourhood

Crime Count

Crime Rate

Basildon Central & Pipps Hill

2,939

302

Laindon Central

1,387

137

Barstable

1,211

139

Crime In Braintree Essex

Braintree is ranked the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Essex. The crime rate in the area last year was 97 crimes per 1000 people.

Compared to the crime rate in Essex as a whole, Braintree is 20% higher. Additionally, the town is rated as the 549th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The top neighbourhoods for high amounts of crime in Braintree are listed in the table below:

Neighbourhood

Crime Count

Crime Rate

Central Braintree

1,444

153

Braintree South

1,014

102

Bocking

808

111

Crime In Dagenham Essex

Dagenham is ranked within the top 30 most dangerous cities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The crime rate in the area last year was 87 crimes per 1000 people. Dagenham actually is located within the London area, and compared to the crime rate in London as a whole, Dagenham is 0.96% lower. The most common crimes within Dagenham are anti-social behaviour.

The top neighbourhoods for high amounts of crime in Dagenham are listed in the table below:

Neighbourhood

Crime Count

Crime Rate

Dagenham Central

900

90

Old Dagenham Park & Village

899

110

Dagenham Eastbrook

566

81

Crime In Colchester Essex

Colchester is ranked as the 34th most dangerous place in Essex out of its 319 cities, towns and villages. The crime rate in the area last year was 92 crimes per 1000 people.

Compared to the crime rate in Essex as a whole, Colchester is 16% higher. Additionally, the town is rated as the 41st most dangerous major town in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The top neighbourhoods for high amounts of crime in Colchester are listed in the table below:

Neighbourhood

Crime Count

Crime Rate

Central Colchester

2,725

235

New Town & Hythe

1,921

136

Mile End & Braiswick

1,855

125

Crime In Chelmsford Essex

Chelmsford is ranked as the safest major town in Essex and 62nd out of all villages and towns. The crime rate in the area last year was 74 crimes per 1000 people. Compared to the crime rate in Essex as a whole, Chelmsford is 6% lower

The top neighbourhoods for high amounts of crime in Chelmsford are listed in the table below:

Neighbourhood

Crime Count

Crime Rate

Central Chelmsford

3,492

274

Waterhouse Lane & Admirals Park

1,157

110

Melbourne

960

116

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