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Chelmsford crime stats

The overall crime rate in Chelmsford city is 123.1 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 4.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 136% of national crime rate. Robbery crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 34.4% over the last twelve months.The category of "bicycle theft crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Bicycle theft crime" rate is at 256% of national crime rate which puts Chelmsford on 8. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Bicycle theft crime" makes up 2.3% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "bicycle theft crime" is 269 cases and has decreased by 14.1% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Chelmsford crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime39.2%44. highest136%4.6k-1.2%
Shoplifting crime10.6%27. highest173%1.2k24.7%
Public order crime8.4%42. highest137%981-7.8%
Other theft crime7.5%29. highest115%869-1.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime6.9%35. lowest109%802-1.0%
Antisocial behaviour crime6.7%5. lowest51%778-31.7%
Vehicle crime6.5%33. highest127%75513.5%
Burglary crime4.7%27. highest133%54622.7%
Drugs crime2.6%50. lowest114%298-24.0%
Bicycle theft crime2.3%8. highest256%269-14.1%
Other crime1.9%41. highest129%2266.6%
Robbery crime1.1%41. highest101%12534.4%
Theft from the person crime0.9%36. highest50%105-14.6%
Possession of weapons crime0.8%25. lowest101%88-12.0%
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 city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Chelmsford crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticChelmsford city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour8.216.1
Bicycle theft2.81.1
Burglary5.84.3
Criminal damage and arson8.57.8
Drugs3.22.8
Other crime2.41.9
Other theft9.28.0
Possession of weapons0.90.9
Public order10.47.6
Robbery1.31.3
Shoplifting13.07.5
Theft from the person1.12.2
Vehicle crime8.06.3
Violent crime48.335.4

Chelmsford crime rate comparison map

Chelmsford crime rate comparison map

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