Great Baddow Crime Overview

Great Baddow is the safest small town in Essex, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Essex's 319 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Baddow in 2020 was 10 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 653% lower than the Essex rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Baddow is among the top 5 safest small towns, and the 972nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2019, Great Baddow was the worst small town in Essex for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2016 was also a bad month for Great Baddow residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.27 per 1,000 residents. Great Baddow recorded 6 reports of drugs during April 2016, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst small town for drugs in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Great Baddow are violence and sexual offences, with 76 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 5. This is 301% lower than 2019's figure of 305 offences and a difference of 15.26 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Great Baddow's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 900% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

Compare Great Baddow to other towns and cities

See how Great Baddow shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Great Baddow and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Great Baddow Compared To Essex

Summary of Crimes in Great Baddow This Year

 Great BaddowEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25116.7349,41426.7660% safer
Bicycle Theft10.071,8671.011343% safer
Burglary60.407,1213.86865% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson140.9314,0377.60717% safer
Drugs100.676,4523.49421% safer
Other Crime70.473,2051.74270% safer
Other Theft80.539,4275.10862% safer
Possession of Weapons10.071,1960.65829% safer
Public Order201.3315,0938.17514% safer
Shoplifting10.077,1183.855400% safer
Vehicle Crime110.7310,5505.71682% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences765.0765,39435.41598% safer

Great Baddow Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Baddow15510.33-
Leigh-on-Sea64727.7363% more dangerous
Springfield66731.7667% more dangerous
Hawkwell41532.9069% more dangerous
Wivenhoe26433.2169% more dangerous
Hockley35435.5671% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Baddow

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Great Baddow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour11111417Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.800.870.670.07Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.14.350.93Safer
Other Crime0.601.31.10.47Safer
Other Theft1.
Possession of Weapons0.070.330.330.07Safer
Public Order2.13.551.3Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences1118205Safer

Changes In Great Baddow's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Great Baddow to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Baddow10.33-
Barnet67.7185% more dangerous
Coventry77.4187% more dangerous
Croydon83.2288% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8188% more dangerous
Bristol86.2188% more dangerous
Leicester97.4489% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8790% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2890% more dangerous
Bradford133.0292% more dangerous
Leeds137.1092% more dangerous

Crime in Great Baddow's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Baddow South & West16717First

Crime in Great Baddow During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Baddow change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Great Baddow saw a 136% increase in anti-social behaviour. Great Baddow saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 97% compared to December in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+136%+4%+11%-23%+50%+67%-+81%+40%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-75%--67%-75%-82%---86%-
Other Crime-------67%-67%--
Other Theft----50%------
Public Order---57%-92%-92%-86%-80%-14%-80%-67%
Vehicle Crime-----33%----60%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-81%-69%-70%-86%-59%-72%-88%-85%-81%-97%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Baddow

What police force serves Great Baddow?
Great Baddow's local territorial police force is the Essex Police.
How dangerous is Great Baddow?
Great Baddow is the safest small town in Essex.
What is Great Baddow's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Great Baddow are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Great Baddow?
Great Baddow's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021