Croxley Green Crime Overview

Croxley Green is the safest small town in Hertfordshire, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Hertfordshire's 141 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Croxley Green in 2020 was 16 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 275% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Croxley Green is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,861st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Croxley Green was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Croxley Green residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Croxley Green recorded 23 reports of vehicle crime during July 2019, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Croxley Green are violence and sexual offences, with 78 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 72 offences and a difference of 0.44 from 2019's crime rate of 5. Croxley Green's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Croxley Green Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Croxley Green This Year

 Croxley GreenHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour836.1126,05921.91259% safer
Bicycle Theft20.151,5061.27747% safer
Burglary120.884,0233.38284% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson221.627,2416.09276% safer
Drugs100.742,6242.21199% safer
Other Crime40.291,4721.24328% safer
Other Theft181.336,8065.72330% safer
Possession of Weapons20.155680.48220% safer
Public Order181.335,5574.67251% safer
Robbery30.227120.60173% safer
Shoplifting151.106,3585.35386% safer
Theft From the Person20.158180.69360% safer
Vehicle Crime312.286,7305.66148% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences785.7426,80322.53293% safer

Croxley Green Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Croxley Green21715.98-
Sandridge24020.4422% more dangerous
Watford Rural70331.7150% more dangerous
London Colney32833.7253% more dangerous
Chorleywood40935.2055% more dangerous
Abbots Langley77235.4355% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Croxley Green

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Croxley Green Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour754.96Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.290.660.370.15Safer
Burglary2.81.92.10.88Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.82.02.21.6Safer
Drugs1.11.31.60.74Safer
Other Crime0.150.520.520.29Safer
Other Theft2.33.23.51.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.810.370.440.15Safer
Public Order0.741.11.21.3Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.370.220.22Safer
Shoplifting0.070.521.01.1Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.290.220.15Safer
Vehicle Crime1.71.64.92.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.54.656Getting worse

Changes In Croxley Green's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Croxley Green to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Croxley Green15.98-
Barnet67.7176% more dangerous
Coventry77.4179% more dangerous
Croydon83.2281% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8181% more dangerous
Bristol86.2181% more dangerous
Leicester97.4484% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8784% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2885% more dangerous
Bradford133.0288% more dangerous
Leeds137.1088% more dangerous

Crime in Croxley Green's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Croxley Green29630First

Crime in Croxley Green During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Croxley Green change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Croxley Green saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Croxley Green saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 96% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%+17%-75%+167%-+57%-+100%--
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary---+100%--50%-+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-25%----+100%-67%+100%-
Drugs--60%---67%--50%---
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-50%-+50%-25%--50%-25%---83%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-67%--50%-+100%--67%---
Shoplifting----+300%--67%+200%-+200%
Vehicle Crime-+200%-67%+50%-96%-82%-63%-33%+200%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%+133%+175%-25%-+150%-25%-43%-20%+25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Croxley Green

What police force serves Croxley Green?
Croxley Green's local territorial police force is the Hertfordshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Croxley Green?
Croxley Green is the safest small town in Hertfordshire.
What is Croxley Green's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Croxley Green are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Croxley Green?
Croxley Green's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021