Cheshunt Crime Overview

Cheshunt is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 141 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cheshunt in 2020 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the Hertfordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cheshunt is the 93rd safest medium-sized town, and the 1,434th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2018, Cheshunt had the worst crime rate in Hertfordshire for possession of weapons, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2018 was also a bad month for Cheshunt residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 47 crimes at a rate of 1.0 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 1,145 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 1,068 offences and a difference of 1.64 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Cheshunt's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 22 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 36% from 2019's figure of 30 crimes.

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Crime in Cheshunt Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cheshunt This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,20425.5526,05921.9114% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft410.871,5061.2746% safer
Burglary2094.444,0233.3824% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson3367.137,2416.0915% more dangerous
Drugs1493.162,6242.2130% more dangerous
Other Crime651.381,4721.2410% more dangerous
Other Theft2645.606,8065.722.1% safer
Possession of Weapons220.475680.482.1% safer
Public Order2555.415,5574.6714% more dangerous
Robbery491.047120.6042% more dangerous
Shoplifting3697.836,3585.3532% more dangerous
Theft From the Person290.628180.6911% safer
Vehicle Crime3537.496,7305.6624% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,14524.3026,80322.537% more dangerous

Cheshunt Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bushey1,19843.9259% safer
Hitchin1,83550.2039% safer
Bishop's Stortford2,09451.9934% safer
Letchworth Garden City2,12561.5913% safer
Hertford1,83662.3712% safer
Welwyn Garden City3,56870.961.7% more dangerous
Hatfield3,83880.9914% more dangerous
Elstree and Borehamwood3,56890.2123% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cheshunt

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Cheshunt Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour32222226Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson8877Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft8866Safer
Possession of Weapons3.11.80.640.47Safer
Public Order6665Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.450.810.870.62Safer
Vehicle Crime8987Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17222324Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.713.0% safer
Coventry77.4110% more dangerous
Croydon83.2216% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8119% more dangerous
Bristol86.2119% more dangerous
Leicester97.4428% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8732% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2835% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% more dangerous

Crime in Cheshunt's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cheshunt Central76598Second
Cheshunt Coopers Walk976130First
Cheshunt South57875Third
Goffs Oak23535Fifth

Cheshunt Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Cheshunt for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourGoffs Oak (89)Rosedale (222)
Bicycle TheftCheshunt Coopers Walk (2)Cheshunt Central (27)
BurglaryRosedale (12)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (62)
Criminal Damage and ArsonGoffs Oak (23)Cheshunt Central (86)
DrugsGoffs Oak (8)Cheshunt South (49)
Other CrimeCheshunt Central (9)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (19)
Other TheftGoffs Oak (19)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (128)
Possession of WeaponsRosedale (2)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (9)
Public OrderGoffs Oak (12)Cheshunt Central (82)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Rosedale (3)Cheshunt Central (22)
ShopliftingCheshunt South (6)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (224)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Goffs Oak (1)Cheshunt Central (12)
Vehicle CrimeGoffs Oak (40)Cheshunt Central (86)
Violence and Sexual OffencesGoffs Oak (69)Cheshunt Coopers Walk (281)

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-14%-10%+4%+71%+10%+68%+46%-1%+23%-6%
Bicycle Theft--50%-20%-44%--13%-70%-56%--25%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-38%+25%-52%+33%+91%--42%--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%
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 towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021