Crime Statistics for South Benfleet, Castle Point, Essex, Apr 2021

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Crime Statistics for South Benfleet, Castle Point, Essex
Crime Statistics for South Benfleet, Castle Point, Essex
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Benfleet using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so April 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 94 street level crime incidents in South Benfleet in April 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 South Benfleet, 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 Crime35
Anti Social Behaviour28
Public Order10
Other Theft4
Vehicle Crime3
Other Crime3
Bicycle Theft1
Criminal Damage Arson1
All Crime94

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2021

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes South Benfleet. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

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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 South Benfleet

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Eversley (2.24 miles)336
Bowers Gifford (1.75 miles)166
Thundersley (1.39 miles)159
Canvey Island (1.96 miles)156
Tarpots (1.39 miles)113
South Benfleet94
Hope’s Green94
Benfleet (0.74 miles)92
New Thundersley (1.86 miles)91
Dutch Village (1.86 miles)71

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

Most violent places near South Benfleet

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Canvey Island73
Bowers Gifford46
New Thundersley37
South Benfleet35
Hope’s Green35
Dutch Village24

Last updated: April 2021
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