Crime Statistics for Parson’s Heath, Colchester, Essex, Apr 2020

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Crime Statistics for Parson’s Heath, Colchester, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Parson’s Heath using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so April 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 451 street level crime incidents in Parson’s Heath in April 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 Parson’s Heath, 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 Crime147
Anti Social Behaviour147
Public Order39
Criminal Damage Arson32
Drugs27
Other Theft14
Shoplifting14
Burglary9
Other Crime8
Vehicle Crime6
Bicycle Theft5
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime451

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Parson’s Heath. 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 Parson’s Heath

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Abbey Field (1.75 miles)494
Colchester (1.39 miles)486
Greenstead (0.88 miles)464
Parson’s Heath451
Mile End (1.39 miles)198
Crockleford Hill (1.24 miles)194
Fox Street (0.88 miles)188
Berechurch (2.78 miles)135
Colne (2.11 miles)97
Crockleford Heath (1.86 miles)22

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Most violent places near Parson’s Heath

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Abbey Field158
Colchester154
Parson’s Heath147
Greenstead135
Mile End72
Fox Street51
Berechurch47
Crockleford Hill40
Colne31
Crockleford Heath5

Last updated: June 5, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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