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Crime and Safety in Rochford, Essex

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Rochford is the second most dangerous small town in Essex, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rochford in 2021 was 113 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 28% higher than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rochford is the 50th most dangerous small town, and the 411st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2019, Rochford was the worst small town in Essex for possession of weapons, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.62 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2019 was also a bad month for Rochford residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.42 per 1,000 residents. Rochford recorded 6 reports of bicycle theft during November 2017, making its crime rate of 0.62 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Rochford are violence and sexual offences, with 594 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 62. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 489 offences and a difference of 10.92 from 2020's crime rate of 51. Rochford's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 25% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Rochford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Essex

38% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

32% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rochford is 38% higher than the East of England and 32% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rochford Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rochford 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 Rochford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211131,087
2020100959
20191091,046
20181151,107
201782791
201680774

Crime in Rochford Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Rochford This Year

 RochfordEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28029.1238,40220.80 29% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.831,6500.89 7% safer
Burglary383.955,8403.16 20% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson13313.8313,5347.33 47% more dangerous
Drugs171.775,3622.90 64% safer
Other Crime262.703,1801.72 36% more dangerous
Other Theft737.5910,2505.55 27% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons111.141,1820.64 44% more dangerous
Public Order11411.8616,4258.89 25% more dangerous
Robbery80.831,2500.68 18% more dangerous
Shoplifting293.027,0953.84 27% safer
Vehicle Crime363.7410,1545.50 47% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences59461.7772,86539.46 36% more dangerous

Rochford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Epping1,07486.7530% safer
Halstead1,06687.6629% safer
Waltham Abbey2,308102.7110% safer
Harwich2,083109.962.8% safer
Myland1,690112.310.65% safer
Rochford1,087113.04-
Tilbury1,764124.9210% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rochford

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Recent Crimes in Rochford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Clare MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near West StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Union LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oast WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tylney AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aviation WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oxford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rose WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Clare MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Boswell AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Clare MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Regency CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Clare MeadowLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Mark'S FieldUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Clare MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brickfields WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Rochford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36303529 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.01.10.620.83 Safer
Burglary125.04.34.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16151214 Safer
Drugs2.22.33.31.8 Safer
Other Crime2.82.82.72.7 Safer
Other Theft10978 Safer
Possession of Weapons3.41.61.51.1 Safer
Public Order9121112 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.731.10.420.83 Safer
Shoplifting3.82.42.03.0 Safer
Vehicle Crime984.33.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44475162 Getting worse

Changes In Rochford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rochford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0869% safer
Croydon82.4837% safer
Sheffield90.0526% safer
Bristol90.5225% safer
Coventry102.2411% safer
Leicester111.591.3% safer
Rochford113.04-
Liverpool123.068% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6413% more dangerous
Bradford132.2815% more dangerous
Leeds150.9425% more dangerous

Crime in Rochford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rochford Outer & Hawkwell East70087First

Crime in Rochford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rochford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Rochford saw a 600% increase in drugs. Rochford saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 80% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-34%-22%+23%+7%+57%+83%-9%+35%+167%+107%
Bicycle Theft---+100%------
Burglary-67%-50%+67%-75%-33%-50%+400%-75%-80%+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-79%-78%-54%-15%-25%+150%-45%+180%-29%-25%
Drugs+100%-+600%-----+75%+50%
Other Crime---67%-33%--+100%-67%-50%-
Other Theft-38%-22%-63%--50%+13%-14%-69%-63%-40%
Possession of Weapons--67%--------
Public Order-13%-29%-8%-+8%-31%-11%-33%+22%-25%
Robbery--------67%--
Shoplifting-33%-50%-50%--50%---67%-50%-50%
Theft From the Person---------+100%
Vehicle Crime-17%-50%-50%-71%-33%--50%+225%--75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%+11%+10%-5%-27%+14%+24%-29%+37%-3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rochford

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

How dangerous is Rochford?
Rochford is the second most dangerous small town in Essex.

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

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

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