Crime Statistics for Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex, Aug 2020

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Crime Statistics for Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Waltham Abbey using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 243 street level crime incidents in Waltham Abbey in August 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 Waltham Abbey, 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 Crime58
Anti Social Behaviour58
Public Order29
Burglary28
Vehicle Crime22
Criminal Damage Arson19
Other Theft12
Robbery5
Drugs4
Shoplifting4
Other Crime3
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime243

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Enfield Lock (1.75 miles)561
Freezy Water (1.39 miles)557
Holdbrook (1.39 miles)557
Waltham Cross (1.86 miles)348
New River (2.04 miles)294
Lea Navigation (0.31 miles)275
Waltham Abbey243
Aimes Green (1.39 miles)81
Lea (Lee) (1.68 miles)17
Holyfield (1.86 miles)12

9.1%
of Epping Forest residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Waltham Abbey

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Enfield Lock154
Freezy Water151
Holdbrook151
Waltham Cross87
Lea Navigation65
New River64
Waltham Abbey58
Aimes Green23
Lea (Lee)0
Holyfield0

Last updated: October 20, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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