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Crime and Safety in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex

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Stanford-le-Hope is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Essex, and is the 121st most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stanford-le-Hope in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stanford-le-Hope is the 41st safest medium-sized town, and the 2,855th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2015, Stanford-le-Hope was the worst medium-sized town in Essex for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2015 was also a bad month for Stanford-le-Hope residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Stanford-le-Hope are violence and sexual offences, with 737 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 675 offences and a difference of 2.14 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Stanford-le-Hope's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Stanford-le-Hope 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Essex

31% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

42% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stanford-le-Hope is 31% lower than the East of England and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stanford-le-Hope Crime Rate Over Time

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Stanford-le-Hope Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stanford-le-Hope 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 Stanford-le-Hope

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021541,559
2020521,522
2019621,799
2018551,592
2017491,434
2016481,384

Crime in Stanford-le-Hope Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Stanford-le-Hope This Year

 Stanford-le-HopeEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour57119.6938,40220.80 6% safer
Bicycle Theft60.211,6500.89 324% safer
Burglary762.625,8403.16 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1374.7213,5347.33 55% safer
Drugs391.345,3622.90 116% safer
Other Crime280.973,1801.72 77% safer
Other Theft812.7910,2505.55 99% safer
Possession of Weapons160.551,1820.64 16% safer
Public Order1555.3416,4258.89 66% safer
Robbery100.341,2500.68 100% safer
Shoplifting852.937,0953.84 31% safer
Theft From the Person40.141,0380.56 300% safer
Vehicle Crime1856.3810,1545.50 14% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences73725.4172,86539.46 55% safer

Stanford-le-Hope Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billericay1,24143.7023% safer
Rayleigh1,47944.3521% safer
Wickford1,87353.730.04% safer
Stanford-le-Hope1,55953.75-
Brentwood4,47178.5132% more dangerous
Canvey Island3,07979.2632% more dangerous
Loughton2,94188.8840% more dangerous
Witham2,43790.4241% more dangerous
Braintree4,569101.3947% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stanford-le-Hope

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Recent Crimes in Stanford-le-Hope

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Abbotts DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woolifers AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Stratford GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Barstable RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Southend RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Webster RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tudor AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Colville CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chantry CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lyndhurst RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WhitfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Corringham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Margaret'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Oxford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tasman CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stanford-le-Hope Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18162120 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.720.590.310.21 Safer
Burglary4.24.64.32.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson774.94.7 Safer
Drugs1.21.51.41.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.721.51.40.97 Safer
Other Theft4.04.43.22.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.720.410.280.55 Getting worse
Public Order4.9655 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.690.310.34 Safer
Shoplifting3.93.13.02.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.210.170.14 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.874.76 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences22252325 Getting worse

Changes In Stanford-le-Hope's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stanford-le-Hope to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stanford-le-Hope53.75-
Barnet67.0820% more dangerous
Croydon82.4835% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0540% more dangerous
Bristol90.5241% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5952% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Stanford-le-Hope's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Corringham South43461First
Stanford East34551Second

Crime in Stanford-le-Hope During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stanford-le-Hope change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Stanford-le-Hope saw a 400% increase in drugs. Stanford-le-Hope saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 79% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-29%+120%+108%+5%-30%+2%+56%+117%+41%+75%
Bicycle Theft--------75%--
Burglary-53%-43%+9%-68%-60%-71%+33%+320%-79%+38%
Criminal Damage and Arson-74%-53%-14%-50%-32%-47%+83%-58%-59%+8%
Drugs+50%+400%---60%-57%+250%+150%-50%-71%
Other Crime+250%-50%-50%-67%+133%-60%+25%--+400%
Other Theft-77%+22%+40%-55%-36%-13%-20%-20%+33%-36%
Possession of Weapons-25%---------
Public Order-32%-35%+9%+29%+5%+33%-13%-27%+22%-60%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting+63%+400%-70%-+17%-17%+200%-38%+57%-38%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-55%-50%-67%-54%+117%-56%+17%+5%-59%-62%
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%-40%-+89%-33%-6%-19%-21%--22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stanford-le-Hope

What police force serves Stanford-le-Hope?
Stanford-le-Hope's local territorial police force is the Essex Police.

How dangerous is Stanford-le-Hope?
Stanford-le-Hope is among the top 5 safest medium-sized town in Essex.

What is Stanford-le-Hope's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stanford-le-Hope are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Stanford-le-Hope?
Stanford-le-Hope's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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