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Crime and Safety in Heybridge

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Heybridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in Essex, and is the 156th most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Heybridge in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 78% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Heybridge is the 278th safest small town, and the 3,800th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Heybridge was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Essex for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.47 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Heybridge are violence and sexual offences, with 225 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 26% lower than 2020's figure of 284 offences and a difference of 6.90 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Heybridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Heybridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Essex

55% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

60% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Heybridge is 55% lower than the East of England and 60% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Heybridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Heybridge Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Heybridge 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 Heybridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146389
202059504
201959508
201849420
201736307
201635296

Crime in Heybridge Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Heybridge This Year

 HeybridgeEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11213.1038,40220.80 59% safer
Bicycle Theft10.121,6500.89 642% safer
Burglary111.295,8403.16 145% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson313.6313,5347.33 102% safer
Drugs182.115,3622.90 37% safer
Other Crime121.403,1801.72 23% safer
Other Theft222.5710,2495.55 116% safer
Possession of Weapons30.351,1820.64 83% safer
Public Order394.5616,4258.89 95% safer
Robbery40.471,2500.68 45% safer
Shoplifting20.237,0953.84 1570% safer
Vehicle Crime212.4610,1545.50 124% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22526.3272,86439.46 50% safer

Heybridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Leigh-on-Sea763.261296% safer
Stanway16014.90205% safer
Hawkwell40131.7943% safer
Hockley36336.4625% safer
Wivenhoe29737.3622% safer
Heybridge38945.51-
Saffron Walden81246.742.6% more dangerous
Brightlingsea41948.436% more dangerous
South Woodham Ferrers81350.8811% more dangerous
Buckhurst Hill69859.2423% more dangerous
Tiptree55860.5325% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Heybridge

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Recent Crimes in Heybridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Everest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AbbotsmeadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heybridge ApproachUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Osea RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Stock ChaseLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hillary CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Lock HillLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near B1018Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Creasen Butt CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scylla CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Everest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Everest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harfred AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Everest WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Creasen Butt CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Everest WayLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near Harfred AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Heybridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17152213 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.230.94-0.12 Safer
Burglary4.22.93.31.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson584.43.6 Safer
Drugs0.821.82.12.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.941.91.41.4 Getting worse
Other Theft4.962.12.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.700.470.230.35 Safer
Public Order5694.6 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.470.120.47 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.120.120.350.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.43.33.22.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22283326 Getting worse

Changes In Heybridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Heybridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9314% safer
Heybridge45.51-
Birmingham49.608% more dangerous
Barnet67.0832% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0349% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Heybridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Heybridge38946First

Crime in Heybridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Heybridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Heybridge saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Heybridge saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 94% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+63%+200%+47%+400%+33%-29%+200%-19%+80%-
Burglary+67%---57%---33%+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-94%-33%+75%+250%-40%-75%-40%+33%-67%-
Drugs---67%-+400%-----
Other Crime--50%-+100%-25%--+200%--
Other Theft-+33%-50%-92%--67%--80%--50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-14%+333%-67%+40%+33%+117%+75%+50%-67%+150%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime--20%---+100%-50%--+75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-9%+44%+71%+43%-18%-+80%-20%+14%+136%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Heybridge

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

How dangerous is Heybridge?
Heybridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in Essex.

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

What is the least common crime in Heybridge?
Heybridge's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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