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Crime Audit 2004

Aims and objectives

The Crime and Disorder Act of 1998 places a statutory duty on Colchester Borough Council, Colchester Police and Essex County Council with other partners to conduct and publish a comprehensive audit of local crime and disorder every three years.  This report was produced by Colchester Borough Council on behalf of Colchester Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership to inform the Community Safety Audit (2004).

Research/ Statistical Report Summary

The document presents findings by crime type across the borough. The following chapters are included:

  • Broad and Shallow Analysis.  This first chapter provides an overview of trends across the borough.  It indicates the extent of each key offence type in Colchester by showing the proportion of overall offences which each occupies.  It also compares rates, and percentage change with those for the borough, county, eastern region and the country.  The following chapters provided detailed analysis of each of the given crime types:
  • Vehicle Crime
  • Domestic Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Offences
  • Criminal Damage
  • Violence Against the Person
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Town Centre
Fit to Corporate Objectives

Links to one of the "Key aims" set out under "Service Plus" in the Strategic Plan; "safer communities and antisocial behaviour" which states aims to:

  • Increase the impact of work with our partners on the Colchester Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
  • Highlight the work we do with our partners to achieve the joint action plan
  • Promote safety awareness to address fear of crime
Links to other Council Priorities and Projects

Links to priorities of Community Development, Community Safety and Regeneration teams and their interventions within the borough.

Outputs and OutcomesThe report brings together data from a range of local agencies about crime and drug misuse in Colchester.
Contact Information Research & Engagement Team, ext 2575 or ext 2736
What are the Findings?

 You may wish to view a full copy of the pdf icon Crime & Drugs Misuse in Colchester (2004) [1Mb] report. As this is an extensive document, you may prefer to view individual chapters:

pdf icon 1.Intro and Executive Summaries [169kb]

pdf icon 2.Methodology [31kb]

pdf icon 3.Broad and Shallow Analysis [631kb]

pdf icon 4.Vehicle Crime [71kb]

pdf icon 5.Domestic Burglary [53kb]

pdf icon 6.Robbery [20kb]

pdf icon 7.Sexual Offences [74kb]

pdf icon 8.Criminal damage [48kb]

pdf icon 9.Violence Against the Person [179kb]

pdf icon 10.ASB analysis [155kb]

pdf icon 11.Drugs [141kb]

pdf icon 12.Alcohol [76kb]

pdf icon 13.Town Centre [116kb]

pdf icon 14.Victims [24kb]

pdf icon Appendices [19kb]

The above files are in PDF format, which means you will need to download Acrobat Reader to view them. They may take several minutes to download, or less if you have broadband.

Date of Original Upload to CBC Website19 July 2007
Update Due?No