Crime Statistics for Rayleigh, Rochford, Essex, May 2020

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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 May 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 100 street level crime incidents in Rayleigh in May 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 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 Crime31
Anti Social Behaviour27
Public Order13
Vehicle Crime10
Criminal Damage Arson5
Drugs4
Burglary3
Other Theft3
Bicycle Theft2
Shoplifting1
Other Crime1
All Crime100

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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)131
Hadleigh (1.86 miles)104
Rayleigh100
Tarpots (3.34 miles)97
New Thundersley (2.55 miles)90
Benfleet (3.03 miles)62
Rawreth Shot (3.1 miles)55
Hockley (2.24 miles)39
Mill Hill (1.96 miles)37
Rawreth (2.63 miles)12

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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
Thundersley51
Hadleigh36
Tarpots36
Rayleigh31
New Thundersley28
Benfleet23
Rawreth Shot19
Hockley12
Mill Hill7
Rawreth5

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
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