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Crime and Safety in Springfield

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Springfield is the safest small town in Essex, and is the third safest overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Springfield in 2021 was 2.3 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 3443% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Springfield is the 36th safest small town, and the 161st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Springfield are violence and sexual offences, with 28 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.3. This is 46% higher than 2020's figure of 15 offences and a difference of 0.62 from 2020's crime rate of 0.71. Springfield's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Springfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Essex

2976% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

3238% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Springfield is 2976% lower than the East of England and 3238% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Springfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Springfield Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Springfield 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 Springfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212.348
20201.531
20191.021
20181.123
20170.5211
20160.9019

Crime in Springfield Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Springfield This Year

 SpringfieldEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour80.3838,40220.80 5374% safer
Bicycle Theft10.051,6500.89 1680% safer
Burglary10.055,8403.16 6220% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson30.1413,5347.33 5136% safer
Other Theft20.1010,2505.55 5450% safer
Possession of Weapons10.051,1820.64 1180% safer
Public Order40.1916,4258.89 4579% safer
Shoplifting40.197,0953.84 1921% safer
Vehicle Crime40.1910,1545.50 2795% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences281.3372,86539.46 2867% safer

Springfield Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Springfield482.29-
Leigh-on-Sea763.2630% more dangerous
Stanway16014.9085% more dangerous
Hawkwell40131.7993% more dangerous
Hockley36336.4694% more dangerous
Wivenhoe29737.3694% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Springfield

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Recent Crimes in Springfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Possession of weaponsOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayAction to be taken by another organisation
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayAction to be taken by another organisation
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayAction to be taken by another organisation
September 2021Public orderOn or near Chelmer Valley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayAction to be taken by another organisation
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayAction to be taken by another organisation

Springfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.670.670.670.38 Safer
Burglary0.190.140.100.05 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.140.140.050.14 Getting worse
Other Theft0.140.050.140.10 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.10--0.05 Safer
Public Order0.050.100.050.19 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.100.100.140.19 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime-0.050.050.19 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences0.290.290.711.3 Getting worse

Changes In Springfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Springfield to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Springfield2.29-
Barnet67.0897% more dangerous
Croydon82.4897% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0597% more dangerous
Bristol90.5297% more dangerous
Coventry102.2498% more dangerous
Leicester111.5998% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0698% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6498% more dangerous
Bradford132.2898% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in Springfield's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chelmer Village76381First
Springfield North42046Second

Crime in Springfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Springfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Springfield saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Springfield saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during April, when it fell by 67% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--67%-+200%-+300%----
Drugs----------
Violence and Sexual Offences----------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Springfield

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

How dangerous is Springfield?
Springfield is the safest small town in Essex.

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

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

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