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.
Small Towns, Essex
44% higher, regional crime rate
East of England
39% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||460||32.58||38,402||20.80||36% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||12||0.85||1,650||0.89||4.7% safer|
|Burglary||87||6.16||5,840||3.16||49% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||199||14.09||13,534||7.33||48% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||49||3.47||3,180||1.72||50% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||82||5.81||10,250||5.55||4.5% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||18||1.27||1,182||0.64||50% more dangerous|
|Public Order||187||13.24||16,425||8.89||33% more dangerous|
|Robbery||21||1.49||1,250||0.68||54% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||71||5.03||7,095||3.84||24% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.28||1,038||0.56||100% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||151||10.69||10,154||5.50||49% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||842||59.63||72,865||39.46||34% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Toronto Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Galsworthy Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near London Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Byron Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Kelvin Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Civic Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Leicester Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Dickens Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Gaylor Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Broadway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Brennan Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hume Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Portsea Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near The Circle||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ottawa Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Quebec Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Raphael Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bermuda Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Melba Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||24||19||16||14||Safer|
|Other Crime||3.5||3.6||3.3||3.5||Getting worse|
|Other Theft||5||7||6||6||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.3||0.85||0.99||1.3||Getting worse|
|Public Order||11||12||13||13||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.99||0.99||1.6||1.5||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.28||0.50||0.64||0.28||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||11||12||9||11||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||49||59||59||60||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||129.64||3.6% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||6% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||17% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-14%||-38%||-52%||-4%||+117%||-37%||-36%||-15%||-29%||-84%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-50%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-6%||-25%||-45%||+6%||+20%||+18%||+8%||+22%||+41%||-2%|