Crime statistics for the Dedham and Langham area are provided monthly by Essex Police.  The Crime Statistics file provided by the police has been edited to remove crimes recorded in Langham.

Comparison of types of crime between 2016 and 2017.

Crime type definitions.

Anti-social behaviour - Includes personal, environmental and nuisance anti-social behaviour.
Bicycle theft - Includes offences where a person enters a house or other building with the intention of stealing.
Criminal damage and arson - Includes damage to buildings and vehicles and deliberate damage by fire.
Drugs - Includes offences related to possession, supply and production.
Other crime - Includes forgery, perjury and other miscellaneous crime.
Other theft - Includes theft by an employee, blackmail and making off without payment.
Possession of weapons - Includes possession of a weapon, such as a firearm or knife.
Public disorder and weapons - Includes offences which cause fear, alarm, distress or a possession of a weapon such as a firearm.
Public order - Includes offences which cause fear, alarm or distress.
Robbery - Includes offences where a person uses force or threat of force to steal.
Shoplifting - Includes theft from shops or stalls.
Theft from the person - Includes crimes that involve theft directly from the victim (including handbag, wallet, cash, mobile phones)
Vehicle crime - Includes theft from or of a vehicle or interference with a vehicle.
Violence and sexual offences - Includes offences against the person such as common assaults, Grievous Bodily Harm and sexual offences.


Type 2016   2017
Anti-social behaviour 19   18
Bicycle theft 1   2
Burglary 18   21
Criminal damage and arson 8   10
Drugs 1   3
Other crime 2   2
Other theft 8   7
Public order 3   6
Shoplifting 1   1
Vehicle crime 9   5
Violence and sexual offences 28   19
Annual Total 98   94