Stanway Crime Overview

Stanway is among the top 10 safest small towns in Essex, and is the 123rd safest overall out of Essex's 319 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stanway in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 104% lower than the Essex rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stanway is the 213rd safest small town, and the 4,786th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Stanway was the worst small town in Essex for shoplifting, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Stanway residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Stanway recorded 4 reports of robbery during November 2016, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst small town for robbery in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Stanway are violence and sexual offences, with 158 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 3.2% higher than 2019's figure of 153 offences and a difference of 0.46 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Stanway's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

Compare Stanway to other towns and cities

See how Stanway shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Stanway and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Stanway Compared To Essex

Summary of Crimes in Stanway This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22220.6749,41426.7629% safer
Bicycle Theft40.371,8671.01173% safer
Burglary201.867,1213.86108% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson312.8914,0377.60163% safer
Drugs141.306,4523.49168% safer
Other Crime121.123,2051.7455% safer
Other Theft363.359,4275.1052% safer
Possession of Weapons10.091,1960.65622% safer
Public Order434.0015,0938.17104% safer
Robbery10.091,2270.66633% safer
Shoplifting656.057,1183.8536% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.099920.54500% safer
Vehicle Crime232.1410,5505.71167% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15814.7165,39435.41141% safer

Stanway Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Leigh-on-Sea64727.7337% safer
Springfield66731.7620% safer
Hawkwell41532.9016% safer
Wivenhoe26433.2115% safer
Hockley35435.567% safer
South Woodham Ferrers75247.0619% more dangerous
Saffron Walden82847.6620% more dangerous
Brightlingsea41347.7420% more dangerous
Tiptree52156.5133% more dangerous
Frinton and Walton1,11657.1633% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Stanway

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Stanway Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour13131321Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.370.650.37Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.
Drugs0.650.470.931.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.740.931.01.1Getting worse
Other Theft974.93.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order2. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.470.840.09Safer
Vehicle Crime1. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences9131415Getting worse

Changes In Stanway's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Stanway to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7144% more dangerous
Coventry77.4151% more dangerous
Croydon83.2254% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8156% more dangerous
Bristol86.2156% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Stanway's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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 December, when Stanway saw a 650% increase in anti-social behaviour. Stanway saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 94% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+200%+33%+100%+11%-18%-15%+92%+200%+650%
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-50%-38%--+33%--67%+200%-
Other Crime-----50%-----
Other Theft-67%-67%-57%-75%-60%-20%-83%--33%+67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--86%+80%-50%-+150%-+300%--25%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+200%---67%--50%----
Violence and Sexual Offences-71%-20%-38%--43%-15%-20%+44%+325%+50%

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 among the top 10 safest small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021