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Crime and Safety in Frinton and Walton

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Frinton and Walton is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Essex, and is the 96th most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Frinton and Walton in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 34% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Frinton and Walton is the 348th most dangerous small town, and the 2,132nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Frinton and Walton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Essex for burglary, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.77 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Frinton and Walton residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.61 per 1,000 residents. Frinton and Walton recorded 5 reports of bicycle theft during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Frinton and Walton are violence and sexual offences, with 604 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 548 offences and a difference of 2.86 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Frinton and Walton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Frinton and Walton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Essex

16% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

20% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Frinton and Walton is 16% lower than the East of England and 20% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Frinton and Walton Crime Rate Over Time

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Frinton and Walton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Frinton and Walton 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 Frinton and Walton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021611,185
2020571,116
2019601,178
2018561,093
2017571,106
201643831

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 Behaviour27614.1438,40220.80 47% safer
Bicycle Theft60.311,6500.89 187% safer
Burglary542.775,8403.16 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1276.5013,5347.33 13% safer
Drugs160.825,3622.90 254% safer
Other Crime201.023,1801.72 69% safer
Other Theft723.6910,2495.55 50% safer
Possession of Weapons60.311,1820.64 106% safer
Public Order1417.2216,4258.89 23% safer
Robbery60.311,2500.68 119% safer
Shoplifting733.747,0953.84 2.7% safer
Theft From the Person30.151,0380.56 273% safer
Vehicle Crime572.9210,1545.50 88% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences60430.9372,86439.46 28% safer

Frinton and Walton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Saffron Walden81246.7430% safer
Brightlingsea41948.4325% safer
South Woodham Ferrers81350.8819% safer
Buckhurst Hill69859.242.4% safer
Tiptree55860.530.26% safer
Frinton and Walton1,18560.69-
Burnham-on-Crouch51064.095% more dangerous
Great Dunmow72770.3614% more dangerous
Chigwell1,05275.3519% more dangerous
Great Baddow1,18078.6623% more dangerous
Maldon1,26086.0129% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Frinton and Walton

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Recent Crimes in Frinton and Walton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxborrow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Fifth AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Snape WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pier ApproachUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Connaught AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kirby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Old RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Stallards CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bennett CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LarkwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snape WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beverley DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxborrow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Upper Third AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Stewards CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Frinton and Walton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17152014 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.561.40.610.31 Safer
Burglary3.83.42.92.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7756 Safer
Drugs0.720.820.820.82No change
Other Crime0.971.10.821.0 Safer
Other Theft4.54.93.53.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.310.510.31 Getting worse
Public Order4.1677 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.310.050.31 Safer
Shoplifting64.94.43.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.100.310.260.15 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.94.62.42.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23252831 Getting 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 2021.

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
Coventry39.9352% safer
Birmingham49.6022% safer
Frinton and Walton60.69-
Barnet67.0810% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0333% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Frinton and Walton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frinton West & Kirby51342Second
Walton & Frinton Coastal67292First

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 most dangerous 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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