Thurrock Crime Overview

Thurrock is among the top 5 most dangerous major towns in the East of England, and among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the UK's major towns. The overall crime rate in Thurrock in 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people.

In January 2020, Thurrock had the worst crime rate in the East of England for shoplifting, with 164 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.94 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Thurrock residents, when it was the East of England's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 183 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Thurrock recorded 129 reports of other theft during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.74 the worst for other theft in the East of England that month.

The most common crimes in Thurrock are violence and sexual offences, with 6,288 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 6,956 offences and a difference of 3.83 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Thurrock's least common crime is theft from the person, with 102 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 22% from 2019's figure of 124 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Thurrock This Year

 Thurrock
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,15929.59
Bicycle Theft1540.88
Burglary7074.06
Criminal Damage and Arson1,4528.33
Drugs5122.94
Other Crime3782.17
Other Theft8905.10
Possession of Weapons1350.77
Public Order1,4258.17
Robbery1811.04
Shoplifting1,0385.95
Theft From the Person1020.59
Vehicle Crime1,5408.83
Violence and Sexual Offences6,28836.07

Thurrock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29272430Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.911.00.88Safer
Burglary7764.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1010128Safer
Drugs2.02.62.82.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.12.52.2Getting worse
Other Theft7875Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.920.950.77Safer
Public Order6898Getting worse
Robbery1.11.21.31.0Safer
Shoplifting1010106Safer
Theft From the Person0.720.870.710.59Safer
Vehicle Crime1213139Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24324036Getting worse

Comparing Thurrock to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5019% safer
Sheffield73.9915% safer
Kirklees74.2314% safer
Croydon77.1810% safer
Bradford79.197% safer
London80.705% safer
Thurrock84.90-
Birmingham89.024.6% more dangerous
Bristol91.577% more dangerous
Leeds91.908% more dangerous
Leicester102.5117% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9420% more dangerous

Crime in Thurrock During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thurrock change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Thurrock saw a 225% increase in theft from the person. Thurrock saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019. Thurrock saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including criminal damage and arson, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+2%+93%+76%+39%-+15%+18%+29%+77%
Bicycle Theft-25%+25%-29%-33%+13%+8%+38%-17%-19%
Burglary-54%-52%-61%-40%-36%-40%-6%+76%-14%
Criminal Damage and Arson-24%-35%-42%-21%-14%-32%-17%-26%-20%
Drugs-6%+45%+64%+40%--+8%+13%-37%
Other Crime+3%-30%-9%-12%-9%+15%+30%-24%-8%
Other Theft-42%-63%-46%+9%-37%+24%+3%-17%-15%
Possession of Weapons-66%-74%+71%+18%+113%+36%+100%-18%-14%
Public Order-19%-29%-21%+9%-4%+63%-12%+2%-10%
Robbery-47%-41%-61%+100%+70%+80%+13%+68%-61%
Shoplifting-30%-62%-71%-49%-35%-1%-7%-28%-49%
Theft From the Person-7%-83%-25%-33%+100%+60%-44%-24%+225%
Vehicle Crime-37%-49%-53%-43%-9%-25%-21%-7%-38%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%-25%-22%+3%-6%+11%+7%+10%+5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thurrock

What police force serves Thurrock?
Thurrock's local territorial police force is the Essex Police.
How dangerous is Thurrock?
Thurrock is among the top 5 most dangerous major towns in the East of England.
What is Thurrock's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Thurrock are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Thurrock?
Thurrock's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021