Billericay Crime Overview

Billericay is the safest medium-sized town in Essex, and is the 142nd safest overall out of Essex's 319 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Billericay in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 82% lower than the Essex rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Billericay is the 21st safest medium-sized town, and the 3,970th 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 November 2016, 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 492 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 3.0% lower than 2019's figure of 507 offences and a difference of 0.52 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Billericay's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 133% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Billericay Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Billericay This Year

 BillericayEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36212.7549,41426.76110% safer
Bicycle Theft70.251,8671.01304% safer
Burglary1033.637,1213.866% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson983.4514,0377.60120% safer
Drugs652.296,4523.4952% safer
Other Crime461.623,2051.747% safer
Other Theft812.859,4275.1079% safer
Possession of Weapons30.111,1960.65491% safer
Public Order983.4515,0938.17137% safer
Robbery100.351,2270.6689% safer
Shoplifting1184.167,1183.857% more dangerous
Theft From the Person130.469920.5417% safer
Vehicle Crime792.7810,5505.71105% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences49217.3365,39435.41104% safer

Billericay Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billericay1,21342.71-
Rayleigh1,50745.195% more dangerous
Wickford1,77750.9816% more dangerous
Stanford-le-Hope1,52252.4819% more dangerous
Canvey Island3,14180.8547% more dangerous
Witham2,20581.8248% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Billericay

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Recent Crimes in Billericay

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wesley GardensAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pembroke CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pembroke CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Chapel CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Arundel MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Harrods CourtLocal resolution
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Tanfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Mallow GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RidgewayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RidgewayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RidgewayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Hillary MountInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Montague WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Montague WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salesbury DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Salesbury DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The LinksUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Warner CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Billericay Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15121013Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.210.600.25Safer
Burglary73.84.33.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.253.4Safer
Drugs0.531.21.42.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.61.81.6Safer
Other Theft2.93.93.22.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.320.250.11Safer
Public Order2.33.03.63.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.630.420.35Safer
Shoplifting3.364.24.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.600.740.770.46Safer
Vehicle Crime4.24.652.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11141817Getting 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 2020.

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
Billericay42.71-
Barnet67.7137% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2249% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Billericay's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Billericay Central & Sunnymede40650Second
Billericay North East16123Fourth
Billericay Queen's Park31643Third
Billericay Tye Common48161First

Billericay Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Billericay for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBillericay North East (50)Billericay Queen's Park (126)
Bicycle TheftBillericay Queen's Park (1)Billericay Tye Common (4)
BurglaryBillericay Central & Sunnymede (19)Billericay Tye Common (38)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBillericay North East (15)Billericay Tye Common (35)
DrugsBillericay North East (11)Billericay Central & Sunnymede (23)
Other CrimeBillericay North East (1)Billericay Tye Common (33)
Other TheftBillericay North East (13)Billericay Tye Common (36)
Possession of WeaponsBillericay Central & Sunnymede (1)Billericay North East (1)
Public OrderBillericay North East (11)Billericay Central & Sunnymede (45)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Billericay Tye Common (1)Billericay Central & Sunnymede (10)
ShopliftingBillericay Queen's Park (14)Billericay Tye Common (57)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Billericay Queen's Park (1)Billericay Tye Common (7)
Vehicle CrimeBillericay North East (11)Billericay Tye Common (37)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBillericay North East (80)Billericay Tye Common (176)

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021