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Crime and Safety in Letchworth Garden City

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Letchworth Garden City is among the top 10 most dangerous medium-sized towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Letchworth Garden City in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.1% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Letchworth Garden City is the 52nd safest medium-sized town, and the 2,578th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Letchworth Garden City had the worst crime rate in Hertfordshire for theft from the person, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Letchworth Garden City are violence and sexual offences, with 967 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 837 offences and a difference of 3.77 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Letchworth Garden City's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 140% from 2020's figure of 12 crimes.

Letchworth Garden City 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Hertfordshire

25% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

36% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Letchworth Garden City is 25% lower than the East of England and 36% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Letchworth Garden City Crime Rate Over Time

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Letchworth Garden City Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Letchworth Garden City 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 Letchworth Garden City

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021561,941
2020622,125
2019802,758
2018752,578
2017702,429
2016602,069

Crime in Letchworth Garden City Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Letchworth Garden City This Year

 Letchworth Garden CityHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour77222.3724,48520.58 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft421.221,3311.12 8% more dangerous
Burglary752.173,1172.62 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2055.946,8565.76 3.0% more dangerous
Drugs802.322,4482.06 11% more dangerous
Other Crime441.281,3971.17 9% more dangerous
Other Theft1735.016,8025.72 14% safer
Possession of Weapons220.646130.52 19% more dangerous
Public Order1273.685,2454.41 20% safer
Robbery50.145250.44 214% safer
Shoplifting1123.255,7434.83 49% safer
Theft From the Person160.469070.76 65% safer
Vehicle Crime732.126,6705.61 165% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences96728.0327,36823.01 18% more dangerous

Letchworth Garden City Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Harpenden1,12536.5354% safer
Rickmansworth1,13744.9325% safer
Hitchin1,73147.3619% safer
Bushey1,37950.5511% safer
Bishop's Stortford2,14953.365% safer
Letchworth Garden City1,94156.26-
Cheshunt2,81859.806% more dangerous
Hertford1,93065.5614% more dangerous
Welwyn Garden City3,31465.9115% more dangerous
Hatfield3,64576.9227% more dangerous
Elstree and Borehamwood3,37085.2034% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Letchworth Garden City

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Recent Crimes in Letchworth Garden City

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Norton Way NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The DaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Jackman'S PlaceFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Norton Way NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pheonix DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Flint RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Barrington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SouthfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Monks CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kristiansand WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MidhurstOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall MeadOffender given a caution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Knap CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Campers RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pixmore AvenueLocal resolution

Letchworth Garden City Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20292222 Safer
Bicycle Theft3.02.31.11.2 Safer
Burglary653.72.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9986 Safer
Drugs2.11.82.42.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.31.41.3 Safer
Other Theft774.25 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.90.810.550.64 Safer
Public Order564.73.7 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.550.700.350.14 Safer
Shoplifting7953.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.991.20.990.46 Safer
Vehicle Crime5.04.252.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25312428 Getting worse

Changes In Letchworth Garden City's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Letchworth Garden City's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Grange Playing Field732-222.4
Howard Park1522-7916

Comparing Letchworth Garden City to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Letchworth Garden City56.26-
Barnet67.0816% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Letchworth Garden City's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Letchworth East56669First
Letchworth Grange28943Fourth
Letchworth South East33653Third
Letchworth South West50768Second
Letchworth Wilbury24543Fifth

Letchworth Garden City Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourLetchworth Wilbury (90)Letchworth South West (243)
Bicycle TheftLetchworth Grange (1)Letchworth South West (31)
BurglaryLetchworth Wilbury (4)Letchworth East (25)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLetchworth Grange (26)Letchworth South West (58)
DrugsLetchworth Wilbury (5)Letchworth South East (20)
Other CrimeLetchworth Grange (3)Letchworth East (15)
Other TheftLetchworth Wilbury (11)Letchworth East (71)
Possession of WeaponsLetchworth Wilbury (1)Letchworth South East (6)
Public OrderLetchworth Grange (17)Letchworth South East (32)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Letchworth South East (1)Letchworth South West (2)
ShopliftingLetchworth South East (3)Letchworth East (54)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Letchworth East (1)Letchworth South West (10)
Vehicle CrimeLetchworth Wilbury (7)Letchworth East (28)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLetchworth Grange (168)Letchworth East (244)

Crime in Letchworth Garden City During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Letchworth Garden City change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Letchworth Garden City saw a 750% increase in drugs. Letchworth Garden City saw a large fall in bicycle theft during October, when it fell by 90% compared to October in 2019. Rates of criminal damage and arson and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Letchworth Garden City's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-54%+4%-34%-23%-21%+13%-22%-33%-33%-19%
Bicycle Theft-80%-86%+33%+100%-40%+33%--90%-50%-33%
Burglary-31%-64%-8%-53%-78%+13%-45%+333%-40%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-14%-30%-58%-8%-19%-8%+19%-17%-28%
Drugs-43%-25%+750%-64%--20%+25%+100%-50%+200%
Other Crime+167%-+300%-+25%-88%-75%-50%+17%+100%
Other Theft-48%-90%-37%-25%-24%-48%-74%-18%-41%-36%
Possession of Weapons--75%---40%--50%-50%-75%+100%
Public Order-18%-46%-58%-48%-12%-6%--32%-29%+92%
Robbery-50%---80%-50%+33%----
Shoplifting-46%-61%-85%-72%-32%-41%-70%-44%-10%+60%
Theft From the Person+200%-50%+150%---67%--20%-71%-80%
Vehicle Crime+50%+60%-83%-71%-31%+233%+25%+92%+156%+13%
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%-21%-58%-13%+10%-13%-26%+7%-53%-54%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Letchworth Garden City

What police force serves Letchworth Garden City?
Letchworth Garden City's local territorial police force is the Hertfordshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Letchworth Garden City?
Letchworth Garden City is among the top 10 most dangerous medium-sized town in Hertfordshire.

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

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

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