Crime Statistics for Colne, Colchester, Essex, 2024

There were a total of 77 street level crime incidents in Colne in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Colne, 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 Crime36
Anti Social Behaviour10
Public Order7
Criminal Damage Arson5
Other Theft5
Vehicle Crime3
Possession Of Weapons2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime77

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 Colne. 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 Colne

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Colchester (1 miles)454
Abbey Field (1.41 miles)423
Parson’s Heath (2.11 miles)383
Mile End (1.14 miles)195
Chitts Hills (1.69 miles)119
Beacon End (1.96 miles)114
Berechurch (2.51 miles)104
Shrub End (1.78 miles)79
Maypole Green (2.37 miles)64

of Mile End (Colchester) residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Colne?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Parson’s Heath159
Abbey Field158
Mile End84
Chitts Hills42
Beacon End41
Shrub End36
Maypole Green30

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

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 Colne 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 Colne compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Colne and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Colne is ranked #5.

3Old Heath and The Hythe67
4New Town and Christ Church64
5Mile End50
6Shrub End43
8St Anne's and St John's42
10Lexden and Braiswick29

Which road in Colne has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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