Crime Statistics for Blackheath, Colchester, Essex, 2024

There were a total of 58 street level crime incidents in Blackheath in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Blackheath, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime28
Criminal Damage Arson7
Public Order6
Other Theft5
Vehicle Crime4
Anti Social Behaviour4
Drugs3
Burglary1
All Crime58

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Blackheath. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

How grim is your Postcode?

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Blackheath

We've taken the ten nearest places to Blackheath and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Blackheath has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Abbey Field (1.96 miles)423
Berechurch (0.88 miles)104
Maypole Green (1.39 miles)64
Blackheath58
Rowhedge (1.24 miles)20
Fingringhoe (1.96 miles)7
Abberton (1.24 miles)4
Langenhoe (1.86 miles)3
Layer de la Haye (1.96 miles)2
South Green (2.24 miles)1

14.14%
of Berechurch residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Blackheath?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Blackheath and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Abbey Field158
Berechurch50
Maypole Green30
Blackheath28
Rowhedge7
Fingringhoe2
Layer de la Haye1
Abberton0
Langenhoe0
South Green0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Blackheath?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Blackheath to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Blackheath compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Blackheath and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Blackheath is ranked #3.

#WardScore
1Castle81
2Greenstead73
3Berechurch73
4Old Heath and The Hythe67
5New Town and Christ Church64
6Shrub End43
7Stanway43
8St Anne's and St John's42
9Prettygate24
10Mersea and Pyefleet21
11Wivenhoe19

Which road in Blackheath has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Blackheath with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Queen Mary Avenue.

Last updated: March 2024
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