The Epping Forest 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 124,659 (2011 Census) or 7.2% 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.


Epping Forest


Police Neighbourhoods within the Epping Forest District

There are 9 Police Neighbourhoods in the Epping Forest District. The district has an overall population of 124.659 (2011 Census), 7.2% of the Counties population.


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Police Neighbourhood Crime figures 



Neighbourhood  Population
Buckhurst Hill 10,784
Chigwell 12,699
Debden 13,455
Epping South East 8,154
Epping Town 16,412
Epping West 12,408
Loughton 17,181
Ongar 14,907
Waltham Abbey 16,982






Local Authority Crime Data  

Overall crime figures for Epping Forest District Council 

Epping Forest District Council


Link to Epping Forest Community Safety  


Epping Forest District Council wards 

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


Waltham Abbey High Beach




Broadley Common, Epping Upland And Nazeing


High Ongar, Willingale And The Rodings


Hastingwood, Matching And Sheering Village


Chigwell Village


Theydon Bois






Waltham Abbey South West


Epping Lindsey And Thornwood Common


North Weald Bassett


Moreton And Fyfield


Buckhurst Hill West


Buckhurst Hill East


Loughton Alderton


Grange Hill


Chigwell Row


Loughton Forest


Loughton St Mary's


Loughton St John's


Loughton Broadway


Waltham Abbey North East


Lower Nazeing


Epping Hemnall





Chipping Ongar, Greensted And Marden Ash




Lower Sheering


Loughton Roding


Waltham Abbey Honey Lane


Waltham Abbey Paternoster


Loughton Fairmead







The whole district is divided into civil parishes a majority of which, particularly in the north and east of the district are rural and sparsely populated for an area so close to London; it includes the town of Chipping Ongar and surrounding villages. The south is more suburban and dominated by Loughton, the largest town in the district.



The district covers an area of 131 Sq. miles and has 32 council wards.


The M25 motorway and the M11 motorway which form a junction at Theydon Garnon. .



Rail transport in the district is provided by the Central Line of the London Underground, which is entirely above ground in the District, and the West Anglia Main Line. Further National Rail stations are available at Harlow, Sawbridgeworth and Bishop's Stortford, along the District's boundary.