Chelmsford crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 22.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 103% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 35.9% over the last twelve months.Chelmsford crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →36.7%47. highest103%22.6k-10.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.5%12. lowest60%5.8k-32.2%
Vehicle crime →9.3%21. highest144%5.7k25.3%
Other theft crime →8.6%32. highest105%5.3k6.6%
Public order crime →7.7%46. lowest95%4.7k-16.6%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.3%32. lowest92%4.5k-6.3%
Shoplifting crime →7.2%47. highest102%4.4k35.9%
Burglary crime →4.8%36. highest110%3.0k14.2%
Drugs crime →3.3%28. highest120%2.0k-0.3%
Other crime →1.8%46. highest98%1.1k-7.1%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%23. highest124%69614.5%
Bicycle theft crime →1.1%38. highest99%691-7.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.9%41. highest42%534-12.9%
Robbery crime →0.8%48. highest61%49120.0%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "vehicle crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Vehicle crime" rate is at 144% of national crime rate which puts Chelmsford on 21. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 9.3% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 5.7k cases and has increased by 25.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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