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Crime and Safety in Tilbury, Essex

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Tilbury is the most dangerous small towns in Essex, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tilbury in 2021 was 125 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 35% higher than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tilbury is the 34th most dangerous small town, and the 296th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Tilbury was the worst small town in Essex for criminal damage and arson, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Tilbury residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Tilbury recorded 17 reports of burglary during March 2021, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for burglary in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Tilbury are violence and sexual offences, with 842 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 60. This is 0.59% higher than 2020's figure of 837 offences and a difference of 0.36 from 2020's crime rate of 59. Tilbury's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 125% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Tilbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Essex

44% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

39% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tilbury is 44% higher than the East of England and 39% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tilbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Tilbury 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 Tilbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211251,764
20201221,721
20191351,901
20181251,764
2017911,288
2016891,250

Crime in Tilbury Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Tilbury This Year

 TilburyEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46032.5838,40220.80 36% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft120.851,6500.89 4.7% safer
Burglary876.165,8403.16 49% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson19914.0913,5347.33 48% more dangerous
Drugs412.905,3622.900% safer
Other Crime493.473,1801.72 50% more dangerous
Other Theft825.8110,2505.55 4.5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons181.271,1820.64 50% more dangerous
Public Order18713.2416,4258.89 33% more dangerous
Robbery211.491,2500.68 54% more dangerous
Shoplifting715.037,0953.84 24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.281,0380.56 100% safer
Vehicle Crime15110.6910,1545.50 49% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences84259.6372,86539.46 34% more dangerous

Tilbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Halstead1,06687.6643% safer
Waltham Abbey2,308102.7122% safer
Harwich2,083109.9614% safer
Myland1,690112.3111% safer
Rochford1,087113.0411% safer
Tilbury1,764124.92-

Crime Over Time in Tilbury

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Recent Crimes in Tilbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Toronto RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Galsworthy RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Byron GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kelvin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Civic SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Leicester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dickens AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gaylor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near BroadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brennan RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hume CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Portsea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CircleUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ottawa RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Quebec RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Raphael AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bermuda RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melba GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Tilbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour43334033 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.781.41.10.85 Safer
Burglary91056 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson24191614 Safer
Drugs2.32.32.72.9 Getting worse
Other Crime3.53.63.33.5 Getting worse
Other Theft5766 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons1.30.850.991.3 Getting worse
Public Order11121313 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.990.991.61.5 Getting worse
Shoplifting773.65 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.500.640.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime1112911 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences49595960 Getting worse

Changes In Tilbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tilbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0886% safer
Croydon82.4851% safer
Sheffield90.0539% safer
Bristol90.5238% safer
Coventry102.2422% safer
Leicester111.5912% safer
Liverpool123.061.5% safer
Tilbury124.92-
Birmingham129.643.6% more dangerous
Bradford132.286% more dangerous
Leeds150.9417% more dangerous

Crime in Tilbury's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tilbury1,916130First

Crime in Tilbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tilbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Tilbury saw a 500% increase in drugs. Tilbury saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 89% compared to November in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Tilbury's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%+72%+26%+41%+2%+54%+79%-7%+61%+47%
Bicycle Theft-75%--50%-+100%-+50%---
Burglary-69%-88%-85%-71%-53%+80%+17%-+40%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%-38%-52%-4%+117%-37%-36%-15%-29%-84%
Drugs-33%-86%---33%+33%+50%+100%+500%+50%
Other Crime-50%--50%-25%+200%-67%+50%+25%+40%+25%
Other Theft-83%-67%-33%+100%+33%+56%+33%-83%-80%+57%
Possession of Weapons----------50%
Public Order--43%+9%+83%+71%+80%+8%-6%-36%-9%
Robbery---33%-+200%-50%-50%-+100%-50%
Shoplifting-75%-50%-75%+133%+57%+150%-30%-57%-89%-
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime-22%-75%-20%-40%+67%-36%+10%-42%+31%-47%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-25%-45%+6%+20%+18%+8%+22%+41%-2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tilbury

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

How dangerous is Tilbury?
Tilbury is the most dangerous small town in Essex.

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

What is the least common crime in Tilbury?
Tilbury's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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