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Crime and Safety in London Colney

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London Colney is the third safest small town in Hertfordshire, and is the third safest overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in London Colney in 2021 was 2.5 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2249% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, London Colney is the 40th safest small town, and the 172nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in London Colney are violence and sexual offences, with 8 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.82. This is the same as 2020's figure of 8 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2020's crime rate of 0.82. London Colney's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

London Colney 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Hertfordshire

2751% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

2995% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in London Colney is 2751% lower than the East of England and 2995% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

London Colney Crime Rate Over Time

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London Colney Crime Map

Incidents mapped in London Colney 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 London Colney

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212.524
20202.322
20194.140
20183.433
2017662
20162.827

Crime in London Colney Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in London Colney This Year

 London ColneyHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40.4124,48520.58 4920% safer
Bicycle Theft10.101,3311.12 1020% safer
Burglary30.313,1172.62 745% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10.106,8565.76 5660% safer
Drugs10.102,4482.06 1960% safer
Other Crime10.101,3971.17 1070% safer
Other Theft50.516,8025.72 1022% safer
Public Order20.215,2454.41 2000% safer
Vehicle Crime20.216,6705.61 2571% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences80.8227,36823.01 2706% safer

London Colney Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Croxley Green231.6946% safer
Sandridge272.307% safer
London Colney242.47-
Berkhamsted67335.4393% more dangerous
Sawbridgeworth33336.7193% more dangerous
Chorleywood42836.8493% more dangerous
Tring48939.1294% more dangerous
Royston71942.1994% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in London Colney

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Recent Crimes in London Colney

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Hadleigh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022RobberyOn or near Hadleigh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadleigh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Other theftOn or near Shenley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Hadleigh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadleigh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadleigh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Boyes CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shenley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021BurglaryOn or near Hadleigh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Other crimeOn or near Hadleigh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

London Colney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.620.721.50.41 Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.100.100.10No change
Burglary0.100.620.100.31No change
Criminal Damage and Arson0.410.410.620.10 Safer
Drugs0.10--0.10 Safer
Other Crime0.100.10-0.10 Safer
Other Theft0.210.510.100.51 Getting worse
Public Order0.310.100.210.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.510.930.310.21 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1.41.30.820.82 Safer

Changes In London Colney's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing London Colney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
London Colney2.47-
Barnet67.0896% more dangerous
Croydon82.4897% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0597% more dangerous
Bristol90.5297% more dangerous
Coventry102.2498% more dangerous
Leicester111.5998% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0698% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6498% more dangerous
Bradford132.2898% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in London Colney During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in London Colney change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when London Colney saw a 200% increase in anti-social behaviour. London Colney saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 50% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-----+200%+100%---
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%--------
Violence and Sexual Offences--+100%--40%-----

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in London Colney

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

How dangerous is London Colney?
London Colney is the third safest small town in Hertfordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in London Colney?
London Colney's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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