Crime Statistics for Greenstead, Colchester, Essex, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Greenstead, Colchester, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Greenstead using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 413 street level crime incidents in Greenstead in February 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 Greenstead, 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 Crime135
Anti Social Behaviour66
Public Order37
Drugs34
Criminal Damage Arson32
Burglary26
Other Theft22
Shoplifting21
Vehicle Crime13
Robbery9
Bicycle Theft6
Other Crime6
Possession Of Weapons5
Theft From The Person1
All Crime413

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Colchester (1.86 miles)567
Abbey Field (1.96 miles)525
Parson’s Heath (0.88 miles)478
Greenstead413
Mile End (2.24 miles)196
Fox Street (1.24 miles)157
Crockleford Hill (0.88 miles)141
Crockleford Heath (1.39 miles)16
Keelars Tye (2.23 miles)15
Rowhedge (2.48 miles)12



Most violent places near Greenstead

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Colchester211
Abbey Field197
Parson’s Heath159
Greenstead135
Mile End103
Fox Street62
Crockleford Hill54
Keelars Tye6
Rowhedge5
Crockleford Heath3

Last updated: March 30, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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