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Crime and Safety in Stanway, Essex

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Stanway is the third safest small towns in Essex, and is the 27th safest overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stanway in 2021 was 15 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 444% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stanway is the 77th safest small town, and the 1,614th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Stanway are violence and sexual offences, with 72 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 7. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 63 offences and a difference of 0.83 from 2020's crime rate of 6. Stanway's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Stanway 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Essex

373% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

413% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stanway is 373% lower than the East of England and 413% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stanway Crime Rate Over Time

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Stanway Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stanway 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 Stanway

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202115160
202013142
201911120
2018891
2017660
2016660

Crime in Stanway Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Stanway This Year

 StanwayEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour403.7238,40220.80 459% safer
Bicycle Theft10.091,6500.89 889% safer
Burglary60.565,8403.16 464% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121.1213,5347.33 554% safer
Drugs50.475,3622.90 517% safer
Other Crime10.093,1801.72 1811% safer
Other Theft171.5810,2505.55 251% safer
Possession of Weapons10.091,1820.64 611% safer
Public Order191.7716,4258.89 402% safer
Robbery10.091,2500.68 656% safer
Shoplifting131.217,0953.84 217% safer
Theft From the Person20.191,0380.56 195% safer
Vehicle Crime100.9310,1545.50 491% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences726.7072,86539.46 489% safer

Stanway Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Springfield482.29551% safer
Leigh-on-Sea763.26357% safer
Stanway16014.90-
Hawkwell40131.7953% more dangerous
Hockley36336.4659% more dangerous
Wivenhoe29737.3660% more dangerous
Heybridge38945.5167% more dangerous
Saffron Walden81246.7468% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stanway

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Recent Crimes in Stanway

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A1124Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Tollgate RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tollgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A1124Unable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Iron Latch LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Partridge WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Tollgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Partridge WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Partridge WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near A1124Unable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Tollgate RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Turkey Cock LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Tollgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Partridge WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Tollgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Partridge WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tollgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Partridge WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Stanway Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2.52.84.63.7 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.090.090.190.09No change
Burglary1.70.740.740.56 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.11.41.31.1 Getting worse
Drugs0.090.280.470.47 Getting worse
Other Crime0.090.190.470.09 Safer
Other Theft0.931.50.741.6 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.19-0.09 Safer
Public Order0.371.10.931.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.19-0.09 Safer
Shoplifting0.651.91.01.2 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.090.090.19 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.930.651.40.93 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences2.42.967 Getting worse

Changes In Stanway's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stanway to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stanway14.90-
Barnet67.0878% more dangerous
Croydon82.4882% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0583% more dangerous
Bristol90.5284% more dangerous
Coventry102.2485% more dangerous
Leicester111.5987% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0688% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6489% more dangerous
Bradford132.2889% more dangerous
Leeds150.9490% more dangerous

Crime in Stanway's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Stanway80688First

Crime in Stanway During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stanway change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Stanway saw a 1,200% increase in violence and sexual offences. Stanway saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%-+33%+100%-50%+200%-80%+80%-+300%
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-----67%+200%--50%--
Drugs---+100%------
Other Theft-----+200%--67%--
Public Order----------
Shoplifting--67%--+300%-50%----
Vehicle Crime+200%------+50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%--60%+500%-33%+80%+33%+120%+1,200%+500%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stanway

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

How dangerous is Stanway?
Stanway is the third safest small town in Essex.

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

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

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