Herefordshire Crime Statistics

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Herefordshire is among the top 10 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Herefordshire in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 30 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.

Herefordshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Herefordshire represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Herefordshire Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour6,04931.42
Bicycle Theft950.49
Criminal Damage and Arson1,1846.15
Other Crime2371.23
Other Theft8794.57
Possession of Weapons970.50
Public Order1,1245.84
Theft From the Person350.18
Vehicle Crime3521.83
Violence and Sexual Offences5,83730.31

Herefordshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Herefordshire
Hereford5,20993 38% more dangerous
Ledbury46348 22% safer
Leominster1,05385 32% more dangerous
Ross-on-Wye75974 22% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Herefordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour32282031 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.860.780.680.49 Safer
Burglary4. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6666 Safer
Drugs2. Safer
Other Crime1.21.10.961.2 Getting worse
Other Theft764.44.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.580.590.50 Safer
Public Order3.03.33.66 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.320.310.14 Safer
Shoplifting3. Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.720.560.240.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime2. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23252530 Getting worse
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