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Colchester crime stats

The overall crime rate in Colchester city is 117.9 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 6.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 43.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 145% of national crime rate. Bicycle theft crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 30.3% 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 246% of national crime rate which puts Colchester on 9. 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 348 cases and has increased by 30.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Colchester crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime43.6%31. highest145%6.5k-12.1%
Antisocial behaviour crime9.6%22. lowest70%1.4k-20.7%
Public order crime7.5%43. lowest117%1.1k-28.1%
Criminal damage and arson crime7.5%41. lowest113%1.1k-24.2%
Other theft crime6.9%41. lowest102%1.0k-9.3%
Shoplifting crime6.5%19. lowest101%9674.1%
Vehicle crime5.0%45. lowest93%746-19.2%
Drugs crime3.2%41. highest135%477-6.1%
Burglary crime3.1%29. lowest85%470-12.5%
Bicycle theft crime2.3%9. highest246%34830.3%
Other crime1.9%51. lowest118%27913.0%
Robbery crime1.1%48. highest95%1580.0%
Possession of weapons crime1.0%49. lowest134%15723.6%
Theft from the person crime0.7%46. lowest36%10314.4%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Colchester crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Colchester city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Colchester crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticColchester city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour11.316.1
Bicycle theft2.71.1
Criminal damage and arson8.87.8
Other crime2.21.9
Other theft8.28.0
Possession of weapons1.20.9
Public order8.97.6
Theft from the person0.82.2
Vehicle crime5.96.3
Violent crime51.435.4

Colchester crime rate comparison map

Colchester crime rate comparison map

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