Crime in Herefordshire

Herefordshire is the 25th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Herefordshire in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 22 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.

Crime Map of Herefordshire

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Herefordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,88818.92
Bicycle Theft1230.60
Burglary5392.62
Criminal Damage and Arson1,0014.87
Drugs4512.19
Other Crime1670.81
Other Theft7843.82
Possession of Weapons1000.49
Public Order6393.11
Robbery540.26
Shoplifting4592.23
Theft From the Person420.20
Vehicle Crime2981.45
Violence and Sexual Offences4,52522.02

Herefordshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Herefordshire
Hereford4,2067541% more dangerous
Ledbury3443526% safer
Leominster8637036% more dangerous
Ross-on-Wye6806633% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Herefordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31302619Safer
Bicycle Theft0.900.810.730.60Safer
Burglary4.84.03.62.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7664.9Safer
Drugs2.42.02.12.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.11.00.81Safer
Other Theft6663.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.600.550.49Safer
Public Order3.12.83.13.1Getting worse
Robbery0.230.340.300.26Safer
Shoplifting3.13.44.02.2Safer
Theft From the Person0.370.680.530.20Safer
Vehicle Crime2.62.52.31.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20212322Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021