Frinton and Walton Crime Overview

Frinton and Walton is among the top 20 safest small towns in Essex, and is the 101st most dangerous overall out of Essex's 319 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Frinton and Walton in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the Essex rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Frinton and Walton is the 357th most dangerous small town, and the 2,326th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Frinton and Walton was the worst small town in Essex for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Frinton and Walton residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Frinton and Walton recorded 17 reports of shoplifting during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.87 the worst small town for shoplifting in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Frinton and Walton are violence and sexual offences, with 548 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 494 offences and a difference of 2.77 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Frinton and Walton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Frinton and Walton Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Frinton and Walton This Year

 Frinton and WaltonEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38219.5649,41426.7637% safer
Bicycle Theft120.611,8671.0166% safer
Burglary572.927,1213.8632% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1065.4314,0377.6040% safer
Drugs160.826,4523.49326% safer
Other Crime160.823,2051.74112% safer
Other Theft693.539,4275.1044% safer
Possession of Weapons100.511,1960.6527% safer
Public Order1447.3815,0938.1711% safer
Robbery10.051,2270.661220% safer
Shoplifting864.407,1183.8512% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.269920.54108% safer
Vehicle Crime462.3610,5505.71142% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences54828.0765,39435.4126% safer

Frinton and Walton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Stanway40938.0950% safer
South Woodham Ferrers75247.0621% safer
Saffron Walden82847.6620% safer
Brightlingsea41347.7420% safer
Tiptree52156.511.2% safer
Frinton and Walton1,11657.16-
Great Dunmow60558.552.4% more dangerous
Heybridge50458.963.1% more dangerous
Buckhurst Hill75464.0011% more dangerous
Burnham-on-Crouch53266.8514% more dangerous
Halstead87071.5420% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Frinton and Walton

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Recent Crimes in Frinton and Walton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Holland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Percival RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Tildesley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Harold RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Central AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saville StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Saville StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Winchester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Audley WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bemerton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Hamford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Theme/Adventure ParkUnable to prosecute suspect

Frinton and Walton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21171520Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.561.40.61Safer
Burglary83.83.42.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8775Safer
Drugs0.920.720.820.82No change
Other Crime1.10.971.10.82Safer
Other Theft4.44.54.93.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.310.310.51Getting worse
Public Order4.04.167Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.310.310.05Safer
Shoplifting664.94.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.150.100.310.26Getting worse
Vehicle Crime54.94.62.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18232528Getting worse

Changes In Frinton and Walton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Frinton and Walton's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Frinton and Walton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Coronation Recreation Ground4---111.7
Great Holland Green--1--02.4
Halstead Road Recreation Ground4---3230
Park Playing Fields-----10.14

Comparing Frinton and Walton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Frinton and Walton57.16-
Barnet67.7116% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2134% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Frinton and Walton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frinton West & Kirby55746Second
Walton & Frinton Coastal55976First

Crime in Frinton and Walton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Frinton and Walton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Frinton and Walton saw a 300% increase in drugs. Frinton and Walton saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 91% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+88%+58%-7%-6%+12%+41%+38%+108%+105%
Bicycle Theft-----67%-50%---80%-
Burglary+29%-33%-67%-29%-67%-36%-20%-86%-20%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-29%-54%--50%-+29%-17%-17%-57%
Drugs------+300%+100%--
Other Crime--50%----+33%---
Other Theft+25%+60%-59%-63%-36%+20%-42%--80%-20%
Possession of Weapons---------67%-
Public Order-38%-47%+80%+33%+33%+50%-14%+133%+144%+220%
Shoplifting+10%-60%-91%-75%+50%--11%+50%-33%+70%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-25%-88%--50%-71%-50%+10%+50%-86%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%-52%-44%-11%+19%+118%+9%+28%+74%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Frinton and Walton

What police force serves Frinton and Walton?
Frinton and Walton's local territorial police force is the Essex Police.
How dangerous is Frinton and Walton?
Frinton and Walton is among the top 20 safest small towns in Essex.
What is Frinton and Walton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Frinton and Walton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Frinton and Walton?
Frinton and Walton's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021