The Chelmsford Eye

The following is compiled from data available from Data.Police.UK and is accessible under open government licence.
All police forces in England and Wales provide data to the Home Office at the end of each month. This is checked by Data Police UK before publishing, usually at the end of the following month.

Crime Trends

The following charts show the crime trends for the district, over a 3 year period.

Blue is the monthly number of recorded crimes.

Green is the 12 month average, showing the % change over the previous 12 months.

Red is the standard deviation, the lines representing 3 σ



  Victim based crime includes the following offences  - Burglary, Robbery, Vehicle Crime, Violent & Sexual Crime, Criminal Damage & Arson, Shoplifting, Bicycle Theft,


Theft from a Person and Other Thefts



All Crime includes Victim based crime plus Drugs, Public Order & Possession of Weapons and Other victimless crimes.




All recorded incidents of ASB




Crime Rates 

Crime rates are normally expressed as the number of crimes per 1000 head of population within a defined area.

The following charts show the difference between the expected crime rate and the actual crime rate for the district during this month.

The expected crime rate being based on a population of 168,310 (2011 Census) or 9.75% of the total population of the County. 






Crime in your Area

Information showing the approximate location of each incident, recorded during this month, can be viewed by using the following link. The information is in LSOA name order, once you have found your local area or the road where you live, the LSOA name will be the same for all future data.



Police Neighbourhoods within the Chelmsford District

There are 12 Police Neighbourhoods in the Chelmsford District. The district has an overall population of 168,310, (2011 Census), 9.75% of the Counties population.




Police Neighbourhood Crime figures 



Neighbourhood Population
Baddow And Galleywood 19,073


Chelmsford Rural South
Chelmsford Rural West 8,285 
Chelmsford Town
Goat Hall 11,421 
Marconi  24,138
Moulsham 9,170 
South Woodham Ferrers 16,676 
Springfield 25,349 
Waterhouse 6,003 






Local Authority Crime Data  

Overall crime figures for Chelmsford City Council 

Chelmsford City Council


Link to Chelmsford Community Safety 

Chelmsford City Council wards 

The following links are to the latest crime figures for individual wards


Chelmsford Rural West


South Hanningfield, Stock And Margaretting


Bicknacre And East And West Hanningfield


Little Baddow, Danbury And Sandon


Broomfield And The Walthams


Boreham And The Leighs




Rettendon And Runwell






South Woodham-Elmwood And Woodville


Waterhouse Farm


Goat Hall


Chelmer Village And Beaulieu Park


Moulsham And Central


Great Baddow West


Great Baddow East


Patching Hall





Springfield North


South Woodham-Chetwood And Collingwood


St Andrews


Moulsham Lodge




The Lawns












Chelmsford was awarded city status in 2012. The borough covers 132 Sq. miles and has two towns, the principal settlement Chelmsford in the centre and South Woodham Ferrers to the south east. The north west of the borough is predominantly rural. Villages are found throughout the borough. The area has 25 parish and one town council.