Essex crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 67.8k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 119% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 26.1% over the last twelve months.Essex crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.6%13. highest119%67.8k-11.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime →8.8%7. lowest59%15.0k-39.4%
Vehicle crime →8.5%4. highest141%14.5k11.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.0%23. highest107%13.7k-8.5%
Public order crime →7.9%23. highest103%13.4k-21.3%
Other theft crime →7.7%10. highest101%13.2k3.1%
Shoplifting crime →6.6%23. highest100%11.2k26.1%
Burglary crime →4.2%14. highest103%7.2k9.6%
Drugs crime →3.1%6. highest122%5.4k3.8%
Other crime →2.0%19. highest114%3.4k-2.8%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%11. highest124%1.8k14.5%
Bicycle theft crime →1.0%21. highest91%1.7k-5.4%
Robbery crime →0.9%7. highest77%1.6k7.3%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%18. highest37%1.2k-6.0%
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 141% of national crime rate which puts Essex on 4. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 8.5% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 14.5k cases and has increased by 11.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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