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Crime and Safety in Burnham-on-Crouch

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Burnham-on-Crouch is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Essex, and is the 86th most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burnham-on-Crouch in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burnham-on-Crouch is the 303rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,863rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Burnham-on-Crouch was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() 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 SmallTown.ToInlineText() 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 SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Burnham-on-Crouch are violence and sexual offences, with 296 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 279 offences and a difference of 2.14 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Burnham-on-Crouch's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Burnham-on-Crouch 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Essex

10% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

14% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Burnham-on-Crouch is 10% lower than the East of England and 14% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Burnham-on-Crouch Crime Rate Over Time

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Burnham-on-Crouch Crime Map

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Burnham-on-Crouch

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202164510
202067532
201963503
201848382
201740316
201638302

Crime in Burnham-on-Crouch Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Burnham-on-Crouch This Year

 Burnham-on-CrouchEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11914.9538,40220.80 39% safer
Bicycle Theft50.631,6500.89 41% safer
Burglary192.395,8403.16 32% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson455.6513,5347.33 30% safer
Drugs111.385,3622.90 110% safer
Other Crime131.633,1801.72 6% safer
Other Theft283.5210,2495.55 58% safer
Possession of Weapons30.381,1820.64 68% safer
Public Order506.2816,4258.89 42% safer
Shoplifting222.767,0953.84 39% safer
Theft From the Person10.131,0380.56 331% safer
Vehicle Crime172.1410,1545.50 157% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29637.2072,86439.46 6% safer

Burnham-on-Crouch Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brightlingsea41948.4332% safer
South Woodham Ferrers81350.8826% safer
Buckhurst Hill69859.248% safer
Tiptree55860.536% safer
Frinton and Walton1,18560.696% safer
Burnham-on-Crouch51064.09-
Great Dunmow72770.369% more dangerous
Chigwell1,05275.3515% more dangerous
Great Baddow1,18078.6619% more dangerous
Maldon1,26086.0125% more dangerous
Epping1,07486.7526% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burnham-on-Crouch

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Recent Crimes in Burnham-on-Crouch

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Chelmer WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Plane Tree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dorset RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar GroveFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stoney HillsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The LeasInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Remembrance AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar GroveFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Plane Tree CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cobbins CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Southminster RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near ChandlersUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Russet WayAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Barnmead WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Plane Tree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Russet WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Plane Tree CloseFurther action is not in the public interest

Burnham-on-Crouch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15122215 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.250.881.00.63 Getting worse
Burglary4.54.22.12.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5886 Safer
Drugs1.51.91.91.4 Safer
Other Crime1.82.02.11.6 Getting worse
Other Theft4.43.93.43.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.630.130.38No change
Public Order6896 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.754.62.32.8 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.13-0.13No change
Vehicle Crime2.52.42.02.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20273537 Getting 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 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Millfield Recreation Ground1122132.7

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

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9361% safer
Birmingham49.6029% safer
Burnham-on-Crouch64.09-
Barnet67.084.5% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0329% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Burnham-on-Crouch's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burnham-on-Crouch51064First

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 20 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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