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Crime and Safety in Billericay

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Billericay is the safest medium-sized towns in Essex, and is the 141st safest overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Billericay in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 86% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Billericay is among the top 20 safest medium-sized town, and the 4,120th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, Billericay was the worst medium-sized town in Essex for robbery, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Billericay residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Billericay recorded 8 reports of other crime during April 2017, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Billericay are violence and sexual offences, with 571 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 492 offences and a difference of 2.78 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Billericay's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 75% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Billericay 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Essex

61% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

75% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Billericay is 61% lower than the East of England and 75% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Billericay Crime Rate Over Time

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Billericay Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Billericay represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Billericay

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021441,241
2020431,213
2019491,382
2018441,262
2017391,105
2016391,108

Crime in Billericay Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Billericay This Year

 BillericayEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31511.0938,40220.80 88% safer
Bicycle Theft40.141,6500.89 536% safer
Burglary652.295,8403.16 38% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1083.8013,5347.33 93% safer
Drugs652.295,3622.90 27% safer
Other Crime411.443,1801.72 19% safer
Other Theft642.2510,2505.55 147% safer
Possession of Weapons90.321,1820.64 100% safer
Public Order1304.5816,4258.89 94% safer
Robbery100.351,2500.68 94% safer
Shoplifting632.227,0953.84 73% safer
Theft From the Person80.281,0380.56 100% safer
Vehicle Crime1033.6310,1545.50 52% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57120.1172,86539.46 96% safer

Billericay Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billericay1,24143.70-
Rayleigh1,47944.351.5% more dangerous
Wickford1,87353.7319% more dangerous
Stanford-le-Hope1,55953.7519% more dangerous
Brentwood4,47178.5144% more dangerous
Canvey Island3,07979.2645% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Billericay

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Recent Crimes in Billericay

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mountnessing RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Betoyne CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RadstocksUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sloane MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dolphin GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heather BankUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near West CloisterInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Balmoral CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Carlyle GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RadstocksUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harrods CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Whitesmith DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Tanfield DriveFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West CloisterUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ParklandsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rutherford CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heath CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bootham CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Billericay Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12101311 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.210.600.250.14 Safer
Burglary3.84.33.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.253.43.8 Safer
Drugs1.21.42.32.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.81.61.4 Safer
Other Theft3.93.22.82.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.250.110.32 Getting worse
Public Order3.03.63.44.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.420.350.35 Safer
Shoplifting64.24.22.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.740.770.460.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.652.83.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14181720 Getting worse

Changes In Billericay's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Billericay's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Billericay that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Emmanual Church of England-----12.9
Hannikins Farm Recreation Ground1-1-110.48
Lake Meadows6--1130.66

Comparing Billericay to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Billericay43.70-
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0551% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Coventry102.2457% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Billericay's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Billericay Central & Sunnymede40350Third
Billericay North East14821Fourth
Billericay Queen's Park38452Second
Billericay Tye Common43455First

Billericay Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBillericay North East (40)Billericay Tye Common (133)
Bicycle TheftBillericay Central & Sunnymede (4)Billericay Central & Sunnymede (4)
BurglaryBillericay North East (9)Billericay Tye Common (27)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBillericay North East (8)Billericay Queen's Park (41)
DrugsBillericay North East (9)Billericay Queen's Park (21)
Other CrimeBillericay North East (1)Billericay Tye Common (22)
Other TheftBillericay North East (6)Billericay Queen's Park (22)
Possession of WeaponsBillericay Tye Common (1)Billericay North East (4)
Public OrderBillericay North East (18)Billericay Tye Common (58)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Billericay Tye Common (1)Billericay Central & Sunnymede (7)
ShopliftingBillericay North East (1)Billericay Tye Common (26)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Billericay Central & Sunnymede (1)Billericay Tye Common (7)
Vehicle CrimeBillericay North East (14)Billericay Central & Sunnymede (34)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBillericay North East (78)Billericay Queen's Park (199)

Crime in Billericay During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Billericay change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Billericay saw a 900% increase in drugs. Billericay saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 93% compared to June in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Billericay's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-27%+57%+48%+30%-3%+8%+19%+21%+188%+70%
Bicycle Theft------80%----67%
Burglary+31%+29%-55%-93%-29%+33%-13%-70%-50%-81%
Criminal Damage and Arson-36%+33%-52%-64%-59%-73%-60%--45%-62%
Drugs+20%+233%+50%+900%+100%-50%-+250%--50%
Other Crime+200%+33%+250%+50%-20%-88%+50%-67%--83%
Other Theft-67%-+133%+75%-50%-31%-33%+150%-33%+20%
Public Order-27%-+75%+57%-40%-33%-+60%-64%-45%
Robbery--------+400%-
Shoplifting-8%+40%--38%-33%-55%-33%-+550%-
Theft From the Person-------67%-50%--
Vehicle Crime-44%-83%-62%-63%-81%-40%-62%+140%-62%-70%
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%+5%+21%+2%-35%+59%+3%+5%+20%-38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Billericay

What police force serves Billericay?
Billericay's local territorial police force is the Essex Police.

How dangerous is Billericay?
Billericay is the safest medium-sized town in Essex.

What is Billericay's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Billericay are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Billericay?
Billericay's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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