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Hertfordshire Crime Statistics

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Hertfordshire is among the top 10 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Hertfordshire in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 23 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Hertfordshire's larger towns and cities, Waltham Cross is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Elstree and Borehamwood, and Stevenage comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Hertfordshire, starting with Croxley Green which ranks as the safest area in Hertfordshire, followed up by Sandridge in second place, and London Colney in third place.

Hertfordshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hertfordshire 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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Hertfordshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour24,48520.58
Bicycle Theft1,3311.12
Burglary3,1172.62
Criminal Damage and Arson6,8565.76
Drugs2,4482.06
Other Crime1,3971.17
Other Theft6,8025.72
Possession of Weapons6130.52
Public Order5,2454.41
Robbery5250.44
Shoplifting5,7434.83
Theft From the Person9070.76
Vehicle Crime6,6705.61
Violence and Sexual Offences27,36823.01

Hertfordshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Hertfordshire
Abbots Langley1,19755 6% safer
Aldenham47249 18% safer
Baldock48145 28% safer
Berkhamsted67335 64% safer
Bishop's Stortford2,14953 9% safer
Bushey1,37951 15% safer
Cheshunt2,81860 3.0% more dangerous
Chorleywood42837 58% safer
Croxley Green231.7 3334% safer
Elstree and Borehamwood3,37085 32% more dangerous
Harpenden1,12537 59% safer
Hatfield3,64577 25% more dangerous
Hemel Hempstead6,15260 3.0% more dangerous
Hertford1,93066 11% more dangerous
Hitchin1,73147 23% safer
Letchworth Garden City1,94156 3.1% safer
London Colney242.5 2249% safer
North Mymms39442 37% safer
Potters Bar1,50765 11% more dangerous
Rickmansworth1,13745 29% safer
Royston71942 38% safer
Sandridge272.3 2423% safer
Sawbridgeworth33337 58% safer
St Albans5,16159 1.3% more dangerous
St Stephen93065 11% more dangerous
Stevenage7,60881 28% more dangerous
Tring48939 48% safer
Waltham Cross1,188109 47% more dangerous
Ware97849 19% safer
Watford7,98156 2.7% safer
Watford Rural1,30959 1.7% more dangerous
Welwyn41646 26% safer
Welwyn Garden City3,31466 12% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Hertfordshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20202221 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.91.31.1 Safer
Burglary54.63.42.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766 Safer
Drugs2.42.42.22.1 Safer
Other Crime1.41.41.21.2 Safer
Other Theft7766 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.40.640.480.52 Safer
Public Order554.74.4 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.690.810.600.44 Safer
Shoplifting7754.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.20.690.76 Safer
Vehicle Crime7766 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21232323 Getting worse
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