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Crime and Safety in Tiptree

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Tiptree is among the top 20 safest small towns in Essex, and is the 97th most dangerous overall out of Essex's 315 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tiptree in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Essex's overall crime rate, coming in 34% lower than the Essex rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tiptree is the 357th most dangerous small town, and the 2,192nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Tiptree was the worst small town in Essex for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for Tiptree residents, when it was Essex's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Tiptree recorded 16 reports of shoplifting during November 2019, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for shoplifting in Essex that month.

The most common crimes in Tiptree are violence and sexual offences, with 270 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 226 offences and a difference of 4.78 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Tiptree's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Tiptree 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Essex

16% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

26% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tiptree is 16% lower than the East of England and 26% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tiptree Crime Rate Over Time

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Tiptree Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Tiptree 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 Tiptree

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202161558
202057521
201966607
201858535
201746422
201650461

Crime in Tiptree Compared To Essex

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Summary of Crimes in Tiptree This Year

 TiptreeEssex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11712.6938,40220.80 64% safer
Bicycle Theft20.221,6500.89 305% safer
Burglary192.065,8403.16 53% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson737.9213,5347.33 7% more dangerous
Drugs121.305,3622.90 123% safer
Other Crime101.083,1801.72 59% safer
Other Theft444.7710,2505.55 16% safer
Possession of Weapons40.431,1820.64 49% safer
Public Order626.7316,4258.89 32% safer
Robbery40.431,2500.68 58% safer
Shoplifting171.847,0953.84 109% safer
Vehicle Crime414.4510,1545.50 24% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27029.2972,86539.46 35% safer

Tiptree Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heybridge38945.5133% safer
Saffron Walden81246.7430% safer
Brightlingsea41948.4325% safer
South Woodham Ferrers81350.8819% safer
Buckhurst Hill69859.242.2% safer
Tiptree55860.53-
Frinton and Walton1,18560.690.26% more dangerous
Burnham-on-Crouch51064.096% more dangerous
Great Dunmow72770.3614% more dangerous
Chigwell1,05375.4220% more dangerous
Great Baddow1,18078.6623% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tiptree

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Recent Crimes in Tiptree

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Colchester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Holly WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pit LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Barbrook LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grange RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Maldon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mill WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Willow WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bird LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St Luke'S ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St Luke'S ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Public orderOn or near Willow WalkFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Luke'S ChaseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near QueenswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Tiptree Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22132113 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.87--0.22 Safer
Burglary4.662.52.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101188 Safer
Drugs0.431.41.61.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.41.51.1 Safer
Other Theft4.34.23.84.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.110.330.650.43 Getting worse
Public Order6667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.330.110.43 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.062.81.8 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.23.84.74.4 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences22272529 Getting worse

Changes In Tiptree's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tiptree to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tiptree60.53-
Barnet67.0810% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0533% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Tiptree's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tiptree52469First

Crime in Tiptree During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tiptree change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Tiptree saw a 500% increase in public order. Tiptree saw a large fall in shoplifting during December, when it fell by 92% compared to December in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Tiptree's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+133%+120%-20%+33%+114%-+127%+325%+171%
Burglary-67%-50%--71%-50%-50%-67%-75%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%--60%-40%-30%-63%-14%-40%-50%-38%
Drugs----50%-----75%-
Other Crime---67%-+100%-----
Other Theft--50%+200%-+50%-33%-67%--50%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+500%+67%+400%+80%-88%-33%-71%+150%-+33%
Shoplifting+100%--+50%-+100%--86%-81%-92%
Vehicle Crime+300%+100%-33%+500%-+100%-33%--67%-44%
Violence and Sexual Offences+29%+50%-58%-44%-21%+150%-29%+31%-33%-37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tiptree

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

How dangerous is Tiptree?
Tiptree is among the top 20 safest small town in Essex.

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

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

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