Crime in Herefordshire

Herefordshire is among the top 10 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Herefordshire in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 25 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Herefordshire's larger towns and cities, Hereford is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Herefordshire, starting with Ledbury which ranks as the safest area in Herefordshire, followed up by Ross-on-Wye in second place, and Leominster in third place.

Crime Map of Herefordshire

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Herefordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,88920.20
Bicycle Theft1310.68
Burglary5813.02
Criminal Damage and Arson1,0705.56
Drugs4852.52
Other Crime1850.96
Other Theft8544.44
Possession of Weapons1130.59
Public Order6983.63
Robbery600.31
Shoplifting4882.53
Theft From the Person460.24
Vehicle Crime3341.73
Violence and Sexual Offences4,87325.31

Herefordshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Herefordshire
Hereford4,5398137% more dangerous
Ledbury3733834% safer
Leominster9207431% more dangerous
Ross-on-Wye6856723% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Herefordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33322820Safer
Bicycle Theft0.960.860.780.68Safer
Burglary54.33.93.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666Safer
Drugs2.62.12.22.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.21.10.96Safer
Other Theft6764.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.630.580.59Getting worse
Public Order3.43.03.33.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.360.320.31Getting worse
Shoplifting3.33.64.32.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.720.560.24Safer
Vehicle Crime2.72.62.41.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22232525Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021