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Crime and Safety in Maldon

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Maldon is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Essex, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Maldon in 2021 was 86 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, Maldon is the 142nd most dangerous small town, and the 900th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Maldon was the worst small town in Essex for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Maldon residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Maldon recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for theft from the person in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Maldon are violence and sexual offences, with 656 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 23% higher than 2020's figure of 506 offences and a difference of 10.24 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Maldon's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Maldon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Essex

18% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

11% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Maldon is 18% higher than the East of England and 11% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Maldon Crime Rate Over Time

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Maldon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Maldon represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Maldon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021861,260
2020731,069
2019821,196
2018701,021
201753783
201655813

Crime in Maldon Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Maldon This Year

 MaldonEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30620.8938,40220.80 0.43% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.611,6500.89 46% safer
Burglary362.465,8403.16 28% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson996.7613,5347.33 8% safer
Drugs241.645,3622.90 77% safer
Other Crime201.373,1801.72 26% safer
Other Theft1167.9210,2505.55 30% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.481,1820.64 33% safer
Public Order17011.6016,4258.89 23% more dangerous
Robbery30.201,2500.68 240% safer
Shoplifting714.857,0953.84 21% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.751,0380.56 25% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime382.5910,1545.50 112% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences65644.7872,86539.46 12% more dangerous

Maldon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Frinton and Walton1,18560.6942% safer
Burnham-on-Crouch51064.0934% safer
Great Dunmow72770.3622% safer
Chigwell1,05375.4214% safer
Great Baddow1,18078.669% safer
Maldon1,26086.01-
Epping1,07486.750.85% more dangerous
Halstead1,06687.661.9% more dangerous
Waltham Abbey2,308102.7116% more dangerous
Harwich2,083109.9622% more dangerous
Myland1,690112.3123% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maldon

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Recent Crimes in Maldon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Giles CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Francis MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Quest PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chequers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dykes ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Friary FieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quest PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Beacon HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketOffender given a caution
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Maldon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20182321 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.960.481.10.61 Safer
Burglary54.02.82.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9957 Safer
Drugs2.22.93.11.6 Safer
Other Crime1.31.52.01.4 Getting worse
Other Theft9878 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.610.140.820.48 Getting worse
Public Order4.98712 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.610.200.20 Safer
Shoplifting4.964.24.8 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.31.40.750.75 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.84.44.02.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25343545 Getting worse

Changes In Maldon's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Maldon's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Maldon that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Promenade Park11---210.67

Comparing Maldon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0828% safer
Croydon82.484.3% safer
Maldon86.01-
Sheffield90.054.5% more dangerous
Bristol90.525.0% more dangerous
Coventry102.2416% more dangerous
Leicester111.5923% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0630% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2835% more dangerous
Leeds150.9443% more dangerous

Crime in Maldon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Maldon North831120First
Maldon South42956Second

Crime in Maldon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Maldon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Maldon saw a 550% increase in drugs. Maldon saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Maldon's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-34%-+41%-9%-17%+24%+71%+93%+254%+74%
Bicycle Theft-----+50%----
Burglary+300%-20%--33%-86%--83%+100%-50%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%--57%-63%-38%-67%-43%-54%-67%-50%
Drugs-25%+133%-+75%+550%-67%-50%--38%-67%
Other Crime-33%+200%----+200%+100%--
Other Theft+67%-11%-57%-33%+21%-59%+75%-56%-36%-58%
Possession of Weapons+100%---------
Public Order-36%-44%+11%+100%-23%-50%--43%+75%+86%
Robbery-50%---------
Shoplifting-60%--60%--57%-14%+29%+29%+25%-71%
Theft From the Person-----+100%---33%+200%
Vehicle Crime-50%+400%+100%-20%-33%--75%-70%--57%
Violence and Sexual Offences+22%+7%-50%-6%+21%-2%+11%-25%-2%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Maldon

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

How dangerous is Maldon?
Maldon is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Essex.

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

What is the least common crime in Maldon?
Maldon's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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