Essex crime stats

The overall crime rate in Essex county is 102.1 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 64.3k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.1% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 114% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 15.5% 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 140% of national crime rate which puts Essex on 6. position out of 54 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 8.4% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 13.9k cases and has decreased by 0.2% when compared year-over-year in the period of June 2023 - May 2024.

Essex crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.1%18. highest114%64.3k-12.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.3%10. lowest61%15.4k-21.7%
Vehicle crime →8.4%6. highest140%13.9k-0.2%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.9%26. highest105%13.0k-9.6%
Other theft crime →7.7%11. highest100%12.6k-4.6%
Public order crime →7.5%24. highest103%12.3k-22.4%
Shoplifting crime →7.0%25. lowest94%11.5k15.5%
Burglary crime →4.2%16. highest102%7.0k2.5%
Drugs crime →3.1%8. highest117%5.1k-3.4%
Other crime →2.0%21. highest112%3.4k-4.1%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%14. highest118%1.7k0.9%
Bicycle theft crime →1.0%21. highest90%1.6k-6.5%
Robbery crime →0.9%10. highest74%1.5k-7.4%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%19. highest33%1.1k-11.2%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Essex crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Essex county to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Essex crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticEssex county crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour9.515.7
Bicycle theft1.01.1
Criminal damage and arson8.17.7
Other crime2.11.9
Other theft7.87.8
Possession of weapons1.10.9
Public order7.77.4
Theft from the person0.72.1
Vehicle crime8.66.2
Violent crime40.035.1

Essex crime rate comparison map

Essex crime rate comparison map

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