The County 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 Essex Police area , 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 crime rates for each district during this month.

The Essex crime rate is based on an overall population of 1,724,950 (2011 Census).









Essex Police Force


The Essex Police force covers an area of 1,404 square miles and is divided into 15 policing districts. Each district is sub divided into policing neighbourhoods of which there are 143. The total population according to the latest census was 1,724,950 (2011).  

Crime Recorded by all England and Wales Police Forces



Details of Essex Police Districts including times, locations of of street meetings are available here.........

Basildon  Braintree  Brentwood  Castle Point  Chelmsford  Colchester  Epping Forest  Harlow  Maldon  Rochford  Southend  Tendring  Thurrock  Uttlesford  Stansted Airport


Essex Police performance summary to September 2015

Performance Summary September 2015




police districts



Overall crime figures for Essex Police

Essex Police Area 

Police District Crime figures 

District   Population
Basildon 174,497
Braintree 147,084
Brentwood 73,601
Castle Point 88,011
Chelmsford 168,310
Colchester 173,074
Epping Forest 124,659
Harlow 81,944
Maldon 61,629
Rochford 83,287
Southend 173,658
Tendring 138,048
Thurrock 157,705
Uttlesford 79,443
Stansted Airport  



 Essex officers and staff with Twitter accounts to follow.





Essex Local Authorities

County Council 

The area covered by Essex County Council has a population of 1,393,587 (2011) census and has 70 County Council wards.

Crime Recorded by all County Councils  

Essex County Council   (Excludes Southend and Thurrock)


Essex County Council wards  

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

1 Braintree Eastern
2 Harwich
3 Chelmsford West
4 South Woodham Ferrers
5 Clacton West
6 Billericay And Burstead
7 Rayleigh South
8 Three Fields With Great Notley
9 Chelmsford Central
10 Southminster
11 Hedingham
12 North Weald And Nazeing
13 Basildon Laindon Park And Fryerns
14 Broomfield And Writtle
15 Saffron Walden
16 Rochford North
17 Hadleigh




18 Canvey Island West
19 Ongar And Rural
20 Wickford Crouch
21 Chelmsford North
22 Frinton And Walton
23 Maypole
24 Harlow North
25 Thaxted
26 Epping And Theydon Bois
27 Rochford West
28 Halstead
29 Harlow West
30 Wivenhoe St Andrew
31 Brentwood North
32 Harlow South East
33 Brightlingsea
34 Mersea And Tiptree



35 Drury
36 Mile End And Highwoods
37 Rayleigh North
38 Witham Northern
39 Waltham Abbey
40 Thundersley
41 Buckhurst Hill And Loughton South
42 Bocking
43 Stansted
44 Brentwood South
45 Maldon
46 Dunmow
47 Basildon Pitsea
48 Great Baddow
49 Chigwell And Loughton Broadway
50 Clacton North
51 Basildon Westley Heights



52 Clacton East
53 South Benfleet
54 Rochford South
55 Chelmer
56 Heybridge And Tollesbury
57 Abbey
58 Brentwood Rural
59 Stock
60 Canvey Island East
61 Braintree Town
62 Witham Southern
63 Stanway And Pyefleet
64 Loughton Central
65 Parsons Heath And East Gates
66 Springfield
67 Constable
68 Brentwood Hutton
 69  Tendring Rural East
 70  Tendring Rural West