Aldenham Crime Overview

Aldenham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 141 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldenham in 2020 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldenham is the 399th most dangerous small town, and the 2,669th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Aldenham was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Aldenham residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.42 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 162 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 118 offences and a difference of 4.58 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Aldenham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Aldenham Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Aldenham This Year

 AldenhamHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12913.4326,05921.9163% safer
Bicycle Theft60.621,5061.27105% safer
Burglary515.314,0233.3836% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson414.277,2416.0943% safer
Drugs191.982,6242.2112% safer
Other Crime212.191,4721.2443% more dangerous
Other Theft454.696,8065.7222% safer
Possession of Weapons30.315680.4855% safer
Public Order212.195,5574.67113% safer
Robbery70.737120.6018% more dangerous
Shoplifting282.926,3585.3583% safer
Theft From the Person70.738180.695% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime10210.626,7305.6647% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences16216.8726,80322.5334% safer

Aldenham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Royston68940.4332% safer
North Mymms38441.2030% safer
Welwyn37641.4629% safer
Ware1,01450.476% safer
Baldock54351.114.5% safer
Aldenham51353.41-
St Stephen88161.5213% more dangerous
Potters Bar1,51165.4718% more dangerous
Waltham Cross1,260115.4954% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldenham

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Aldenham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21151113Safer
Bicycle Theft0.620.310.730.62Getting worse
Burglary9775Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.14.24.74.3Safer
Drugs2.10.621.92.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.71.42.2Getting worse
Other Theft4.9674.7Safer
Possession of Weapons1.80.940.620.31Safer
Public Order2.72.62.72.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.730.620.520.73Getting worse
Shoplifting0.621.50.732.9Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.520.830.73Getting worse
Vehicle Crime581111Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11151217Getting 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 2020.

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
Aldenham53.41-
Barnet67.7121% more dangerous
Coventry77.4131% more dangerous
Croydon83.2236% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8138% more dangerous
Bristol86.2138% more dangerous
Leicester97.4445% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8748% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2850% more dangerous
Bradford133.0260% more dangerous
Leeds137.1061% more dangerous

Crime in Aldenham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Elstree & Aldenham45469First
Radlett44154Second

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 350% increase in vehicle 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%+100%+44%+150%+156%+233%-25%-56%-73%+10%
Bicycle Theft-+100%------50%--
Burglary-78%-+33%-29%-80%-17%+67%-17%-60%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson--67%--50%+200%-57%-60%+100%-67%+133%
Drugs-67%-50%-50%+100%------
Other Crime-+200%-+300%------50%
Other Theft+50%-88%-25%--50%+250%-50%+60%+75%-67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+200%-50%-50%-50%--+100%--
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----+300%---50%-+200%
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime+29%-22%-56%+350%+20%+280%-18%-57%-45%-17%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-63%+300%+88%+44%-9%+143%+30%+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 5 most dangerous small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021