Crime Statistics for Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, February 2021

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Crime Statistics for Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Saffron Walden using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2021 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 56 street level crime incidents in Saffron Walden in February 2021. 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 Saffron Walden, 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 Crime16
Anti Social Behaviour16
Criminal Damage Arson5
Other Theft5
Shoplifting4
Drugs3
Burglary2
Public Order2
Vehicle Crime2
Other Crime1
All Crime56

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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

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Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Saffron Walden

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Saffron Walden56
Newport (2.78 miles)10
Great Chesterford (3.51 miles)9
Audley End (1.39 miles)7
Little Walden (1.86 miles)5
Little Chesterford (2.63 miles)3
Littlebury (1.96 miles)2
Springwell (2.24 miles)1
Maple End (3.16 miles)1
Ashdon (3.51 miles)1

7.2%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Saffron Walden

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Saffron Walden27
Newport9
Little Walden4
Great Chesterford3
Little Chesterford3
Springwell3
Audley End2
Ashdon1
Littlebury0
Maple End0

Last updated: February 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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