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Crime and Safety in Chorleywood

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Chorleywood is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 64th safest overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chorleywood in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chorleywood is the 157th safest small town, and the 5,291st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Chorleywood was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for vehicle crime, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2019 was also a bad month for Chorleywood residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Chorleywood recorded 4 reports of bicycle theft during August 2019, making its crime rate of 0.34 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chorleywood are violence and sexual offences, with 156 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 144 offences and a difference of 1.04 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Chorleywood'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.

Chorleywood 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Hertfordshire

91% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

107% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chorleywood is 91% lower than the East of England and 107% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chorleywood Crime Rate Over Time

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Chorleywood Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chorleywood 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 Chorleywood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137428
202035409
201938447
201832377
201732366
201629334

Crime in Chorleywood Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Chorleywood This Year

 ChorleywoodHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour897.6624,48520.58 169% safer
Bicycle Theft20.171,3311.12 559% safer
Burglary393.363,1172.62 22% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson332.846,8565.76 103% safer
Drugs121.032,4482.06 100% safer
Other Crime131.121,3971.17 4.5% safer
Other Theft463.966,8025.72 44% safer
Possession of Weapons10.096130.52 478% safer
Public Order231.985,2454.41 123% safer
Robbery10.095250.44 389% safer
Shoplifting201.725,7434.83 181% safer
Theft From the Person10.099070.76 744% safer
Vehicle Crime816.976,6705.61 20% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15613.4327,36823.01 71% safer

Chorleywood Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Croxley Green231.692080% safer
Sandridge272.301502% safer
London Colney242.471391% safer
Berkhamsted67335.434.0% safer
Sawbridgeworth33336.710.35% safer
Chorleywood42836.84-
Tring48939.126% more dangerous
Royston71942.1913% more dangerous
North Mymms39442.2713% more dangerous
Baldock48145.2719% more dangerous
Welwyn41645.8820% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chorleywood

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Recent Crimes in Chorleywood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Upper Hill RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Station ApproachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chestnut AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near High ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Capell WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near South RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near High ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near ParkfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Brushwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynwood HeightsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The MountInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lime Tree WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brushwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lynwood HeightsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Quickley LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near St Peters WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Chorleywood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7778 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.690.430.340.17 Safer
Burglary4.54.64.03.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.34.03.32.8 Safer
Drugs1.20.951.41.0 Safer
Other Crime0.340.170.601.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.263.44.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.170.260.09 Safer
Public Order3.01.61.32.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.260.520.09 Safer
Shoplifting0.772.10.951.7 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.34-0.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.1777 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10101213 Getting worse

Changes In Chorleywood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chorleywood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chorleywood36.84-
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0559% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6472% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Chorleywood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chorleywood20335Second
Rickmansworth North & Loudwater33254First

Crime in Chorleywood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chorleywood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Chorleywood saw a 1,400% increase in violence and sexual offences. Chorleywood saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 92% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+120%+60%+125%-40%-9%+43%--33%+125%-40%
Burglary-+400%-+50%+100%+133%-40%-20%-63%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-50%--83%-75%+300%+300%-+200%-33%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+67%-50%-20%--92%-20%-50%-77%+25%-75%
Public Order---+50%---33%-67%+100%-
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-25%+100%-20%-38%+67%-50%+14%-60%+11%-78%
Violence and Sexual Offences-56%+17%+133%+9%-6%+1,400%+22%-29%+89%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chorleywood

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

How dangerous is Chorleywood?
Chorleywood is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hertfordshire.

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

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

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