Essex crime stats

April 2024

Most crimes, 67.1k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 118% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 23.0% 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. highest118%67.1k-10.7%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.0%9. lowest60%15.2k-34.2%
Vehicle crime →8.4%5. highest142%14.2k5.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.0%20. highest105%13.5k-8.4%
Other theft crime →7.7%9. highest102%13.1k0.6%
Public order crime →7.7%24. highest104%13.0k-22.8%
Shoplifting crime →6.7%26. highest99%11.4k23.0%
Burglary crime →4.2%14. highest104%7.1k6.1%
Drugs crime →3.1%8. highest121%5.3k1.6%
Other crime →1.9%19. highest112%3.3k-6.1%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%10. highest122%1.8k9.8%
Bicycle theft crime →1.0%21. highest91%1.6k-8.0%
Robbery crime →0.9%8. highest79%1.6k5.4%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%18. highest38%1.2k-5.2%
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 142% of national crime rate which puts Essex on 5. position out of 52 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 14.2k cases and has increased by 5.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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