Is Crime On The Increase In The Rochford District?

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Residents have been quite vocal in recent months that they feel crime in Rayleigh is on the increase. We’ve taken a look at the Police UK website to see if the recorded statistics back up these views.

In December 2018, crime is on the increase from 2017
Crime is lower than average for Essex Police in our District

With the most recent incidents in our town though we would like to compare if knife crime was on the increase. However, we are unable to compare this to the statistics we looked at in 2014 as the police don’t appear to publish this freely anywhere.