The Colchester 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 173,074 (2011 Census) or 10% 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 Colchester District

There are 17 Police Neighbourhoods in the Colchester District. The district has an overall population of 173,074, (2011 Census), 10% of the Counties population. 




Police Neighbourhood Crime figures 



Neighbourhood    Population
Birch & Layer 5,682
Chappel 2,606
Christchurch NewTown 14,679
Colchester Town 8,466
Copford 4,676
Dedham 3,031
Harbour Berechurch 14,729
Highwoods Mile End & St. Johns 23,184
Horkesley 10,749
Lexden Prettygate 13,936
Mersea Abberton Fingringhoe 9,834
Rowhedge 2,769
Shrub End 10,631
St Andrews St Annes 19,153
Stanway 8,329
Tiptree 7,867
Wivenhoe 10,225






Local Authority Crime Data  

Overall crime figures for Colchester Borough Council 

Colchester Borough Council


Colchester Borough Council wards 

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


Birch And Winstree


Great Tey


Fordham And Stour






Copford And West Stanway




West Bergholt And Eight Ash Green






Dedham And Langham


Marks Tey


West Mersea




Shrub End


East Donyland


New Town






St Andrew's


St Anne's



Mile End


St John's




Wivenhoe Cross




Christ Church


Wivenhoe Quay







The Borough of Colchester is a local government district and borough in Essex, England, the district is named after its main town, Colchester.

The borough covers an area of 125 square miles (320 km2) and stretches from Dedham Vale on the Suffolk border in the north to Mersea Island on the Colne Estuary in the south.

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the former borough of Colchester with the urban districts of West Mersea and Wivenhoe, along with Lexden and Winstree Rural District