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Crime and Safety in Aldenham

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Aldenham is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldenham in 2021 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldenham is the 327th safest small town, and the 3,354th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Aldenham was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Aldenham residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Aldenham recorded 1 report of theft from the person during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for theft from the person in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Aldenham are violence and sexual offences, with 150 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 11% lower than 2020's figure of 167 offences and a difference of 1.77 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Aldenham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Aldenham 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Hertfordshire

43% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

56% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aldenham is 43% lower than the East of England and 56% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aldenham Crime Rate Over Time

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Aldenham Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Aldenham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202149472
202055527
201953508
201849474
201745433
201645434

Crime in Aldenham Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Aldenham This Year

 AldenhamHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19320.0924,48520.58 2.4% safer
Bicycle Theft70.731,3311.12 53% safer
Burglary394.063,1172.62 35% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson545.626,8565.76 2.5% safer
Drugs212.192,4482.06 6% more dangerous
Other Crime181.871,3971.17 37% more dangerous
Other Theft424.376,8025.72 31% safer
Possession of Weapons10.106130.52 420% safer
Public Order323.335,2454.41 32% safer
Robbery50.525250.44 15% more dangerous
Shoplifting141.465,7434.83 231% safer
Theft From the Person20.219070.76 262% safer
Vehicle Crime879.066,6705.61 38% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15015.6227,36823.01 47% safer

Aldenham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Royston71942.1916% safer
North Mymms39442.2716% safer
Baldock48145.279% safer
Welwyn41645.887% safer
Ware97848.680.94% safer
Aldenham47249.14-
Abbots Langley1,19754.9311% more dangerous
Watford Rural1,30959.0417% more dangerous
St Stephen93064.9424% more dangerous
Potters Bar1,50765.2925% more dangerous
Waltham Cross1,188108.8955% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldenham

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Recent Crimes in Aldenham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beagle CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pelham LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hogg LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Conference/Exhibition CentreInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Athlone CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Kestrel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hogg LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The CrosspathInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Athlone CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hogg LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A41Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Roundbush LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Hawkesley CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Peregrine CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rendlesham AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Craigweil AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Aldenham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16121520 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.730.620.73 Getting worse
Burglary7754.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.54.84.36 Getting worse
Drugs0.622.32.22.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.52.21.9 Getting worse
Other Theft674.84.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.940.620.310.10 Safer
Public Order2.92.92.53.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.620.520.730.52 Safer
Shoplifting1.50.732.91.5 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.830.730.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime811119 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15131716 Getting worse

Changes In Aldenham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Aldenham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Aldenham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Brunton Memorial Ground4----11.2
Phillimore Recreation Ground1----21.0

Comparing Aldenham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aldenham49.14-
Barnet67.0827% more dangerous
Croydon82.4840% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0545% more dangerous
Bristol90.5246% more dangerous
Coventry102.2452% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6462% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Aldenham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Elstree & Aldenham41864First
Radlett36545Second

Crime in Aldenham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aldenham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Aldenham saw a 300% increase in other crime. Aldenham saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-44%+90%+40%+114%+167%+257%-40%-60%-55%+9%
Bicycle Theft-+100%------50%--
Burglary-78%-+33%-29%-80%-17%+67%-17%-40%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-67%--50%+200%-57%-60%+100%-67%+133%
Drugs-67%-50%-50%----+100%-50%-
Other Crime-+200%-+300%------67%
Other Theft+50%-88%-25%--50%+250%-50%+80%+75%-67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+50%-25%-50%-50%--+100%+200%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----+300%---50%-+200%
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime+29%-22%-60%+200%+20%+280%-18%-50%-48%-17%
Violence and Sexual Offences--63%+200%+88%+18%-9%+143%+40%+25%+125%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aldenham

What police force serves Aldenham?
Aldenham's local territorial police force is the Hertfordshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Aldenham?
Aldenham is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Hertfordshire.

What is Aldenham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aldenham are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Aldenham?
Aldenham's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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