Crime Statistics for Chelmsford, Essex, July 2020

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Crime Statistics for Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Chelmsford using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so July 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 621 street level crime incidents in Chelmsford in July 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Chelmsford, 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 Crime192
Anti Social Behaviour170
Public Order64
Criminal Damage Arson44
Shoplifting36
Vehicle Crime29
Other Theft27
Drugs16
Bicycle Theft12
Other Crime9
Burglary8
Theft From The Person7
Robbery4
Possession Of Weapons3
All Crime621

Map of street level crime incidents in July 2020

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

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 Chelmsford

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Chelmsford621
Springfield (1.39 miles)567
Chelmer Village (1.96 miles)168
Broomfield (2.48 miles)156
Parsonage Green (2.48 miles)156
Great Baddow (1.39 miles)139
Reader’s Corner (1.75 miles)74
Great Oxney Green (2.48 miles)24
Little Oxney Green (2.55 miles)14
Chignall St James (2.63 miles)14

7.6%
of Chelmsford residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Chelmsford

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Springfield197
Chelmsford192
Broomfield76
Parsonage Green76
Chelmer Village59
Great Baddow38
Reader’s Corner19
Great Oxney Green10
Little Oxney Green5
Chignall St James5

Last updated: September 2, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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