Crime Statistics for Colchester, Essex, November 2020

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Crime Statistics for Colchester, Colchester, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Colchester using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 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 501 street level crime incidents in Colchester in November 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour167
Violent Crime143
Public Order37
Criminal Damage Arson31
Drugs27
Bicycle Theft23
Shoplifting22
Other Theft17
Burglary12
Vehicle Crime8
Robbery5
Other Crime4
Theft From The Person3
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime501

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Colchester. 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 Colchester

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Parson’s Heath (1.39 miles)516
Greenstead (1.86 miles)506
Colchester501
Abbey Field (0.62 miles)454
Mile End (1.24 miles)236
Fox Street (2.23 miles)204
Berechurch (1.86 miles)126
Colne (1 miles)106
Shrub End (1.75 miles)98
Maypole Green (1.96 miles)81

11.2%
of Colchester residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Colchester

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Parson’s Heath167
Greenstead167
Colchester143
Abbey Field138
Fox Street74
Mile End71
Berechurch61
Maypole Green40
Shrub End32
Colne29

Last updated: December 25, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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