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Crime and Safety in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

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Cheshunt is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cheshunt in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.0% higher than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cheshunt is the 61st safest medium-sized town, and the 2,270th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Cheshunt had the worst crime rate in Hertfordshire for burglary, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.47 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2018 was also a bad month for Cheshunt residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Cheshunt recorded 15 reports of robbery during October 2017, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst for robbery in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cheshunt are violence and sexual offences, with 1,098 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 4.3% lower than 2020's figure of 1,145 offences and a difference of 1.00 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Cheshunt's least common crime is robbery, with 23 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 113% from 2020's figure of 49 crimes.

Cheshunt 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Hertfordshire

18% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

28% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cheshunt is 18% lower than the East of England and 28% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cheshunt Crime Rate Over Time

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Cheshunt Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cheshunt 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 Cheshunt

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021602,818
2020703,286
2019743,468
2018783,690
2017713,352
2016643,023

Crime in Cheshunt Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cheshunt This Year

 CheshuntHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour97520.6924,48520.58 0.53% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft460.981,3311.12 14% safer
Burglary1382.933,1172.62 11% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2565.436,8565.76 6% safer
Drugs1392.952,4482.06 30% more dangerous
Other Crime621.321,3971.17 11% more dangerous
Other Theft2244.756,8025.72 20% safer
Possession of Weapons290.626130.52 16% more dangerous
Public Order1924.075,2454.41 8% safer
Robbery230.495250.44 10% more dangerous
Shoplifting3076.515,7434.83 26% more dangerous
Theft From the Person230.499070.76 55% safer
Vehicle Crime2815.966,6705.61 6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,09823.3027,36823.01 1.2% more dangerous

Cheshunt Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rickmansworth1,13744.9333% safer
Hitchin1,73147.3626% safer
Bushey1,37950.5518% safer
Bishop's Stortford2,14953.3612% safer
Letchworth Garden City1,94156.266% safer
Cheshunt2,81859.80-
Hertford1,93065.569% more dangerous
Welwyn Garden City3,31465.919% more dangerous
Hatfield3,64576.9222% more dangerous
Elstree and Borehamwood3,37085.2030% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cheshunt

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Recent Crimes in Cheshunt

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Endeavour RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Dairyglen AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near BushbarnsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near FurzefieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Birchfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goff'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Stockbridge CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cuffley HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cromwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fieldings RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aldermere AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Endeavour RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Flamstead End RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Great GrovesUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hargreaves CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Cheshunt Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22222621 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.50.870.98 Safer
Burglary74.54.42.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8775 Safer
Drugs3.13.53.23.0 Safer
Other Crime1.41.71.41.3 Safer
Other Theft8664.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.80.640.470.62 Safer
Public Order6654.1 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.01.31.00.49 Safer
Shoplifting91087 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.810.870.620.49 Safer
Vehicle Crime9876 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22232423 Getting worse

Changes In Cheshunt's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cheshunt's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Grundy Park17----23.7
Moxom Avenue Open Space----100.63

Comparing Cheshunt to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cheshunt59.80-
Barnet67.0811% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0534% more dangerous
Bristol90.5234% more dangerous
Coventry102.2442% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Cheshunt's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cheshunt Central64483Second
Cheshunt Coopers Walk74699First
Cheshunt South42455Third
Goffs Oak20230Fifth
Rosedale31052Fourth

Cheshunt Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourGoffs Oak (71)Rosedale (174)
Bicycle TheftRosedale (2)Cheshunt Central (33)
BurglaryCheshunt Coopers Walk (15)Goffs Oak (29)
Criminal Damage and ArsonGoffs Oak (22)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (57)
DrugsGoffs Oak (4)Cheshunt Central (36)
Other CrimeGoffs Oak (5)Cheshunt Central (21)
Other TheftGoffs Oak (19)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (90)
Possession of WeaponsCheshunt Central (2)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (7)
Public OrderGoffs Oak (9)Cheshunt Central (58)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Goffs Oak (1)Rosedale (6)
ShopliftingRosedale (1)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (164)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Rosedale (2)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (12)
Vehicle CrimeGoffs Oak (24)Cheshunt South (92)
Violence and Sexual OffencesGoffs Oak (77)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (259)

Crime in Cheshunt During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cheshunt change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Cheshunt saw a 600% increase in other crime. Cheshunt saw a large fall in other crime during August, when it fell by 90% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%-10%+4%+71%+10%+68%+46%-1%+23%-6%
Bicycle Theft--50%-20%-44%--13%-70%-56%--25%
Burglary+6%+22%-35%-47%-27%-18%+29%-48%-24%+41%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-38%+25%-52%+33%+91%--42%--13%
Drugs-43%+6%+17%-7%+33%--32%-7%-18%+13%
Other Crime-45%-50%-40%+600%+200%-90%-67%-67%+50%+300%
Other Theft-20%-53%-5%+16%-12%+45%+17%-34%+26%-18%
Possession of Weapons--75%-60%-25%-75%-25%+100%-50%+200%-
Public Order-22%+18%-19%-21%-27%+13%+190%+65%+20%-16%
Robbery-50%--33%-40%-22%--33%+25%-88%-14%
Shoplifting-15%-71%-31%+3%+29%-54%-51%+13%-41%-42%
Theft From the Person+300%-67%-50%-50%-40%-67%+50%-33%+200%-
Vehicle Crime--50%-5%-62%-5%+32%+32%-40%+195%-29%
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%+5%+2%+24%+30%+41%+13%+1%+7%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cheshunt

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

How dangerous is Cheshunt?
Cheshunt is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized town in Hertfordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Cheshunt?
Cheshunt's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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