Burnham-on-Crouch Crime Overview

Burnham-on-Crouch is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Essex, and is the 83rd most dangerous overall out of Essex's 319 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burnham-on-Crouch in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Essex rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burnham-on-Crouch is the 234th most dangerous small town, and the 1,618th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Burnham-on-Crouch was the worst small town in Essex for other crime, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.75 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Burnham-on-Crouch residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Burnham-on-Crouch recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during July 2016, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Burnham-on-Crouch are violence and sexual offences, with 279 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 24% higher than 2019's figure of 211 offences and a difference of 8.55 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Burnham-on-Crouch's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Burnham-on-Crouch Compared To Essex

Summary of Crimes in Burnham-on-Crouch This Year

 Burnham-on-CrouchEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17521.9949,41426.7622% safer
Bicycle Theft81.011,8671.010% safer
Burglary172.147,1213.8680% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson627.7914,0377.602.4% more dangerous
Drugs151.886,4523.4986% safer
Other Crime172.143,2051.7419% more dangerous
Other Theft273.399,4275.1050% safer
Possession of Weapons10.131,1960.65400% safer
Public Order708.8015,0938.177% more dangerous
Robbery20.251,2270.66164% safer
Shoplifting182.267,1183.8570% safer
Vehicle Crime162.0110,5505.71184% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27935.0665,39435.411.00% safer

Burnham-on-Crouch Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tiptree52156.5118% safer
Frinton and Walton1,11657.1617% safer
Great Dunmow60558.5514% safer
Heybridge50458.9613% safer
Buckhurst Hill75464.004.5% safer
Burnham-on-Crouch53266.85-
Halstead87071.547% more dangerous
Maldon1,06972.978% more dangerous
Chigwell1,10078.7915% more dangerous
Myland1,27384.6021% more dangerous
Epping1,06986.3423% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burnham-on-Crouch

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Burnham-on-Crouch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16151222Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.250.250.881.0Getting worse
Burglary4.84.54.22.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7588Getting worse
Drugs1.31.51.91.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.131.82.02.1Getting worse
Other Theft2.94.43.93.4Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.130.630.13Safer
Public Order2.4689Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.130.250.25Getting worse
Shoplifting1.40.754.62.3No change
Vehicle Crime1.92.52.42.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18202735Getting worse

Changes In Burnham-on-Crouch's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Burnham-on-Crouch's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Burnham-on-Crouch that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Millfield Recreation Ground1122132.7

Comparing Burnham-on-Crouch to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burnham-on-Crouch66.85-
Barnet67.711.3% more dangerous
Coventry77.4114% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Burnham-on-Crouch's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burnham-on-Crouch53267First

Crime in Burnham-on-Crouch During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burnham-on-Crouch change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Burnham-on-Crouch saw a 500% increase in criminal damage and arson. Burnham-on-Crouch saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+55%+40%+125%+14%+133%+163%+129%+300%+300%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+100%--56%-83%--+100%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%--14%+100%+43%+500%-75%+200%-67%-82%
Drugs+200%-+100%--50%--+300%--
Other Crime------+200%+200%-67%-
Other Theft--50%-33%+200%--75%-+50%--67%
Public Order-63%-43%-20%+100%-25%+200%+60%+80%+167%-
Shoplifting--67%-33%-83%-+75%--50%-50%-
Vehicle Crime+100%---50%------
Violence and Sexual Offences+7%-43%+6%+11%+87%-6%+200%+59%+84%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burnham-on-Crouch

What police force serves Burnham-on-Crouch?
Burnham-on-Crouch's local territorial police force is the Essex Police.
How dangerous is Burnham-on-Crouch?
Burnham-on-Crouch is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Essex.
What is Burnham-on-Crouch's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Burnham-on-Crouch are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Burnham-on-Crouch?
Burnham-on-Crouch's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021