Stanford-le-Hope Crime Overview

Stanford-le-Hope is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Essex, and is the 126th most dangerous overall out of Essex's 319 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stanford-le-Hope in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 48% lower than the Essex rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stanford-le-Hope is the 49th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,757th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2019, Stanford-le-Hope was the worst medium-sized town in Essex for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2015 was also a bad month for Stanford-le-Hope residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Stanford-le-Hope recorded 5 reports of other crime during September 2015, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Stanford-le-Hope are violence and sexual offences, with 675 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 732 offences and a difference of 1.97 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Stanford-le-Hope's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 20% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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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 Behaviour61221.1049,41426.7627% safer
Bicycle Theft90.311,8671.01226% safer
Burglary1254.317,1213.8610% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1424.9014,0377.6055% safer
Drugs421.456,4523.49141% safer
Other Crime421.453,2051.7420% safer
Other Theft923.179,4275.1061% safer
Possession of Weapons80.281,1960.65132% safer
Public Order1515.2115,0938.1757% safer
Robbery90.311,2270.66113% safer
Shoplifting862.977,1183.8530% safer
Theft From the Person50.179920.54218% safer
Vehicle Crime1364.6910,5505.7122% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences67523.2765,39435.4152% safer

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

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billericay1,21342.7123% safer
Rayleigh1,50745.1916% safer
Wickford1,77750.982.9% safer
Stanford-le-Hope1,52252.48-
Canvey Island3,14180.8535% more dangerous
Witham2,20581.8236% more dangerous
Brentwood4,75883.5537% more dangerous
Loughton2,89387.4340% more dangerous
Braintree4,36696.8846% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stanford-le-Hope

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Stanford-le-Hope Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20181621Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.340.720.590.31Safer
Burglary84.24.64.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6774.9Safer
Drugs0.831.21.51.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.721.51.4Getting worse
Other Theft3.44.04.43.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.720.410.28Safer
Public Order2.94.965Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.550.690.31Safer
Shoplifting4.63.93.13.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.240.210.17Safer
Vehicle Crime64.874.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16222523Getting 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-Hope52.48-
Barnet67.7122% more dangerous
Coventry77.4132% more dangerous
Croydon83.2237% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8139% more dangerous
Bristol86.2139% more dangerous
Leicester97.4446% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8749% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2851% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Stanford-le-Hope's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Corringham South46164First
Stanford East34450Second

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 towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021