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Crime and Safety in South Woodham Ferrers

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South Woodham Ferrers is among the top 10 safest small towns in Essex, and is the 131st most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in South Woodham Ferrers in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, South Woodham Ferrers is the 347th safest small town, and the 3,165th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, South Woodham Ferrers was the worst small town in Essex for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for South Woodham Ferrers residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. South Woodham Ferrers recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in South Woodham Ferrers are violence and sexual offences, with 447 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 362 offences and a difference of 5.32 from 2020's crime rate of 23. South Woodham Ferrers's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

South Woodham Ferrers 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Essex

38% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

50% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in South Woodham Ferrers is 38% lower than the East of England and 50% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

South Woodham Ferrers Crime Rate Over Time

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South Woodham Ferrers Crime Map

Incidents mapped in South Woodham Ferrers 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 South Woodham Ferrers

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151813
202047752
201956897
201844704
201733535
201641655

Crime in South Woodham Ferrers Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in South Woodham Ferrers This Year

 South Woodham FerrersEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23414.6538,40220.80 42% safer
Bicycle Theft70.441,6500.89 102% safer
Burglary362.255,8403.16 40% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson493.0713,5347.33 139% safer
Drugs161.005,3622.90 190% safer
Other Crime171.063,1801.72 62% safer
Other Theft563.5010,2505.55 59% safer
Possession of Weapons40.251,1820.64 156% safer
Public Order774.8216,4258.89 84% safer
Robbery20.131,2500.68 423% safer
Shoplifting623.887,0953.84 1.0% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.131,0380.56 331% safer
Vehicle Crime382.3810,1545.50 131% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44727.9872,86539.46 41% safer

South Woodham Ferrers Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hockley36336.4640% safer
Wivenhoe29737.3636% safer
Heybridge38945.5112% safer
Saffron Walden81246.749% safer
Brightlingsea41948.435% safer
South Woodham Ferrers81350.88-
Buckhurst Hill69859.2414% more dangerous
Tiptree55860.5316% more dangerous
Frinton and Walton1,18560.6916% more dangerous
Burnham-on-Crouch51064.0921% more dangerous
Great Dunmow72770.3628% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in South Woodham Ferrers

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Recent Crimes in South Woodham Ferrers

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near PintollsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bushey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near The TabrumsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Carron MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Reeves WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Guys Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Roding LeighInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cutlers RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Willow GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cornwallis DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The TabrumsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Fenn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The TabrumsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near The TabrumsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The TabrumsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

South Woodham Ferrers Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15111815 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.691.00.44 Safer
Burglary53.82.62.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.03.1 Safer
Drugs1.81.32.21.0 Safer
Other Crime0.690.941.41.1 Getting worse
Other Theft3.74.02.63.5 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.250.560.440.25 Safer
Public Order3.853.94.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.380.250.13 Safer
Shoplifting1.42.43.13.9 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.060.250.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.53.22.62.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17272328 Getting worse

Changes In South Woodham Ferrers's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in South Woodham Ferrers's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Compass Gardens21---00.26

Comparing South Woodham Ferrers to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
South Woodham Ferrers50.88-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0543% more dangerous
Bristol90.5244% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in South Woodham Ferrers's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
South Woodham Ferrers North44856First
South Woodham Ferrers South36546Second

Crime in South Woodham Ferrers During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in South Woodham Ferrers change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when South Woodham Ferrers saw a 600% increase in drugs. South Woodham Ferrers saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-13%+43%+7%+256%+93%-+26%+52%+457%+136%
Bicycle Theft-----25%--+100%--
Burglary+100%-75%--50%-+67%-50%--86%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-56%--75%-38%-17%-88%-14%-60%--40%
Drugs-+300%+600%+50%+400%--29%-+50%-50%
Other Crime--+100%+500%--33%+100%--50%-
Other Theft-78%+33%-60%+50%-25%-17%-75%-60%-25%-71%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-77%-29%-71%-20%+33%-17%+100%+250%-+50%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--33%+100%--20%+500%--57%+400%+500%
Vehicle Crime-73%---67%-25%+50%+100%-50%-25%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-60%-26%-5%-40%+30%+7%-6%-28%+5%+28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in South Woodham Ferrers

What police force serves South Woodham Ferrers?
South Woodham Ferrers's local territorial police force is the Essex Police.

How dangerous is South Woodham Ferrers?
South Woodham Ferrers is among the top 10 safest small town in Essex.

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

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

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