Chelmsford crime stats

The overall crime rate in Chelmsford postcode area is 97.1 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 21.8k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 100% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 23.2% over the last twelve months.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 145% of national crime rate which puts Chelmsford on 22. position out of 99 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 9.4% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 5.6k cases and has increased by 14.0% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Chelmsford crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →36.4%50. highest100%21.8k-11.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.8%15. lowest59%5.9k-21.2%
Vehicle crime →9.4%22. highest145%5.6k14.0%
Other theft crime →8.5%33. highest102%5.1k-0.4%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.4%40. lowest93%4.5k-3.2%
Shoplifting crime →7.4%47. lowest95%4.4k23.2%
Public order crime →7.4%50. highest94%4.4k-20.2%
Burglary crime →4.8%38. highest107%2.9k8.7%
Drugs crime →3.2%36. highest111%1.9k-9.9%
Other crime →1.9%45. highest99%1.1k-3.0%
Bicycle theft crime →1.1%35. highest100%685-0.9%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%32. highest114%649-1.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.9%40. highest38%525-13.2%
Robbery crime →0.8%47. highest60%48916.7%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Chelmsford crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Chelmsford postcode area to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Chelmsford crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticChelmsford postcode area crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour9.616.1
Bicycle theft1.11.1
Burglary4.64.3
Criminal damage and arson7.27.8
Drugs3.12.8
Other crime1.81.9
Other theft8.28.0
Possession of weapons1.10.9
Public order7.17.6
Robbery0.81.3
Shoplifting7.27.5
Theft from the person0.92.2
Vehicle crime9.16.3
Violent crime35.335.4

Chelmsford crime rate comparison map

Chelmsford crime rate comparison map

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