Chelmsford crime stats

April 2024

Most crimes, 22.3k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 102% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 32.8% 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 →36.6%46. highest102%22.3k-10.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.7%13. lowest60%5.9k-28.0%
Vehicle crime →9.2%22. highest146%5.6k18.4%
Other theft crime →8.5%32. highest105%5.2k2.3%
Public order crime →7.5%46. highest95%4.6k-19.2%
Shoplifting crime →7.4%45. highest101%4.5k32.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.4%38. lowest91%4.5k-5.2%
Burglary crime →4.8%32. highest112%2.9k13.8%
Drugs crime →3.2%30. highest115%1.9k-6.4%
Other crime →1.8%46. highest98%1.1k-5.6%
Bicycle theft crime →1.1%36. highest101%685-6.2%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%26. highest117%6685.4%
Theft from the person crime →0.9%41. highest44%528-13.6%
Robbery crime →0.8%47. highest64%49820.3%
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 146% of national crime rate which puts Chelmsford on 22. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 9.2% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 5.6k cases and has increased by 18.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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