Southend-on-Sea crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 21.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 40.5% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 127% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 21.8% over the last twelve months.Southend on Sea crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →40.5%16. highest127%21.4k-13.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.3%16. lowest65%4.9k-37.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.3%25. highest115%4.4k-6.0%
Vehicle crime →7.8%23. highest139%4.1k9.9%
Public order crime →7.7%27. highest110%4.1k-27.2%
Other theft crime →7.1%34. highest100%3.8k3.6%
Shoplifting crime →6.7%40. highest104%3.6k21.8%
Burglary crime →3.8%43. highest99%2.0k7.8%
Drugs crime →3.3%18. highest135%1.8k6.8%
Other crime →2.0%26. highest123%1.1k-6.0%
Possession of weapons crime →1.1%18. highest132%577-4.3%
Robbery crime →1.1%30. highest94%564-8.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.7%34. lowest70%368-31.2%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%42. lowest34%319-8.3%
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 139% of national crime rate which puts Southend-on-Sea on 23. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 7.8% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 4.1k cases and has increased by 9.9% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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