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Crime and Safety in Epping

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Epping is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Essex, and is the 45th most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Epping in 2021 was 87 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Epping is the 127th most dangerous small town, and the 846th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Epping was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Essex for shoplifting, with 23 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Epping residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Epping recorded 6 reports of other crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.48 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Epping are violence and sexual offences, with 448 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 392 offences and a difference of 4.52 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Epping's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 14% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Epping 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Essex

19% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

16% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Epping is 19% higher than the East of England and 16% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Epping Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Epping 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 Epping

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021871,074
2020861,069
2019911,131
2018901,118
201777957
201661752

Crime in Epping Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Epping This Year

 EppingEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19916.0738,40220.80 29% safer
Burglary383.075,8403.16 2.9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson766.1413,5347.33 19% safer
Drugs282.265,3622.90 28% safer
Other Crime272.183,1801.72 21% more dangerous
Other Theft665.3310,2495.55 4.1% safer
Possession of Weapons70.571,1820.64 12% safer
Public Order1088.7216,4258.89 1.9% safer
Robbery90.731,2500.68 7% more dangerous
Shoplifting1048.407,0953.84 54% more dangerous
Theft From the Person151.211,0380.56 54% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime14811.9510,1545.50 54% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences44836.1872,86439.46 9% safer

Epping Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burnham-on-Crouch51064.0935% safer
Great Dunmow72770.3623% safer
Chigwell1,05275.3515% safer
Great Baddow1,18078.6610% safer
Maldon1,26086.010.86% safer
Epping1,07486.75-
Halstead1,06687.661.0% more dangerous
Waltham Abbey2,308102.7116% more dangerous
Harwich2,083109.9621% more dangerous
Myland1,690112.3123% more dangerous
Rochford1,087113.0423% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Epping

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Recent Crimes in Epping

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Oak GladeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near NightclubInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aragon MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upper SwainesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beaconfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Theydon GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sunnyside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coopersale CommonUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Wood MeadsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highfield GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bridge HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SpringfieldUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near RavensmereUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mount RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Epping Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25222816 Safer
Burglary11663.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10886 Safer
Drugs1.42.53.52.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.32.02.2 Getting worse
Other Theft8865 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.320.650.57 Getting worse
Public Order710109 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.20.650.73 Safer
Shoplifting9678 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.42.10.971.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime13141012 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26313236 Getting worse

Changes In Epping's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Epping to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93117% safer
Birmingham49.6075% safer
Barnet67.0829% safer
Croydon82.485% safer
Epping86.75-
Sheffield90.033.6% more dangerous
Bristol90.524.2% more dangerous
Leicester111.5922% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0630% more dangerous
Bradford132.2834% more dangerous
Leeds150.9443% more dangerous

Crime in Epping's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Epping South57891First

Crime in Epping During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Epping change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Epping saw a 900% increase in shoplifting. Epping saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+28%+25%-+74%+43%+24%+27%+46%+94%
Bicycle Theft------67%-+200%--
Burglary-14%-50%-+100%+200%-+300%+80%-86%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-83%-25%-69%+86%-11%+63%-25%-56%-13%
Drugs-25%+200%+200%+200%-+400%+100%+100%+50%+200%
Other Crime---+100%-50%+200%-67%-+33%-
Other Theft-30%-73%-30%-42%-25%+67%+125%-+25%-20%
Possession of Weapons-----+100%----
Public Order+100%-43%-18%-38%-42%-+17%-+33%-18%
Robbery---50%------50%-
Shoplifting-82%+300%-71%-33%+100%+114%+240%+900%+50%+450%
Theft From the Person-50%-----+100%---
Vehicle Crime-65%-20%-80%-55%-67%-84%-23%+11%+7%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%-5%+72%-10%+16%+21%+39%-5%-26%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Epping

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

How dangerous is Epping?
Epping is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Essex.

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

What is the least common crime in Epping?
Epping's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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