Crime Statistics for Rayleigh, Rochford, Essex, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Rayleigh, Rochford, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Rayleigh using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2019 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 110 street level crime incidents in Rayleigh in November 2019. 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 Rayleigh, 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 Crime33
Anti Social Behaviour19
Criminal Damage Arson16
Other Theft9
Vehicle Crime8
Burglary7
Public Order6
Shoplifting6
Drugs2
Theft From The Person2
Other Crime2
All Crime110

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Thundersley (2.24 miles)169
New Thundersley (2.55 miles)131
Tarpots (3.34 miles)113
Rayleigh110
Hadleigh (1.86 miles)106
Hockley (2.24 miles)61
Benfleet (3.03 miles)58
Rawreth Shot (3.1 miles)32
Mill Hill (1.96 miles)14
Rawreth (2.63 miles)5



Most violent places near Rayleigh

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Thundersley40
New Thundersley33
Rayleigh33
Tarpots32
Hadleigh30
Hockley19
Benfleet11
Rawreth Shot10
Mill Hill3
Rawreth0

Last updated: December 24, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
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