Crime Statistics for Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, April 2021

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Crime Statistics for Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex
Crime Statistics for Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Springfield 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 501 street level crime incidents in Springfield 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 Springfield, 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 Crime174
Anti Social Behaviour111
Shoplifting41
Public Order39
Criminal Damage Arson27
Bicycle Theft24
Other Theft21
Vehicle Crime17
Burglary13
Other Crime13
Drugs12
Theft From The Person7
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
All Crime501

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 Springfield. 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 Springfield

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 Springfield has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Springfield501
Chelmsford (1.39 miles)481
Great Baddow (1.96 miles)187
Chelmer Village (1.39 miles)152
Parsonage Green (1.39 miles)140
Broomfield (1.39 miles)140
Reader’s Corner (2.56 miles)139
Blasford Hill (1.96 miles)47
Boreham (2.55 miles)46
Chignall St James (2.55 miles)11

7.6%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Springfield

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Springfield174
Chelmsford153
Chelmer Village65
Great Baddow62
Reader’s Corner58
Parsonage Green48
Broomfield48
Blasford Hill22
Boreham15
Chignall St James2

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

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