Crime and safety
Essex is a safe county and the chances of you, a friend or a member of your family becoming a victim of violent crime are low.
However there are a number of steps you can take to keep yourself safe. Planning your journeys, staying alert and avoiding poorly lit alleyways and car parks are just a few.
Advice on personal safety
- Essex Police – in an emergency always dial 999
- Crimestoppers – give information anonymously
- Victim support – help after crime