London Colney Crime Overview

London Colney is among the top 5 safest small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 48th safest overall out of Hertfordshire's 141 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in London Colney in 2020 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 78% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, London Colney is the 159th safest small town, and the 5,662nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, London Colney was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for London Colney residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.51 per 1,000 residents. London Colney recorded 12 reports of burglary during November 2019, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for burglary in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in London Colney are violence and sexual offences, with 114 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 121 offences and a difference of 0.72 from 2019's crime rate of 12. London Colney's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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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 Behaviour15415.8326,05921.9138% safer
Bicycle Theft101.031,5061.2723% safer
Burglary292.984,0233.3813% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson333.397,2416.0980% safer
Drugs111.132,6242.2196% safer
Other Crime131.341,4721.247% more dangerous
Other Theft252.576,8065.72123% safer
Possession of Weapons20.215680.48129% safer
Public Order141.445,5574.67224% safer
Robbery40.417120.6046% safer
Shoplifting282.886,3585.3586% safer
Theft From the Person10.108180.69590% safer
Vehicle Crime444.526,7305.6625% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11411.7226,80322.5392% safer

London Colney Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Croxley Green21715.98111% safer
Sandridge24020.4465% safer
Watford Rural70331.716% safer
London Colney32833.72-
Chorleywood40935.204.2% more dangerous
Abbots Langley77235.434.8% more dangerous
Berkhamsted73438.6413% more dangerous
Tring48538.8013% more dangerous
Sawbridgeworth36440.1316% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in London Colney

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London Colney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1410916Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.310.211.0Getting worse
Burglary3. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson64.54.23.4Safer
Drugs0.931.10.511.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.620.410.721.3Getting worse
Other Theft2. worse
Possession of Weapons2.20.820.100.21Safer
Public Order2.
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Shoplifting1. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.310.210.10Safer
Vehicle Crime74.374.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8131212Getting worse

Changes In London Colney's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing London Colney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
London Colney33.72-
Barnet67.7150% more dangerous
Coventry77.4156% more dangerous
Croydon83.2259% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2161% more dangerous
Leicester97.4465% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8767% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2869% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% 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 November, when London Colney saw a 800% increase in anti-social behaviour. London Colney saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+100%-13%+120%+22%+140%+60%+300%-30%+800%+117%
Bicycle Theft-+200%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson--25%-+400%-83%-20%-33%-17%-67%-67%
Other Crime---+200%------
Other Theft-50%-50%-50%---50%+300%+100%+33%-
Public Order-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime+67%-75%+600%-33%-20%-+100%-30%-71%-78%
Violence and Sexual Offences-46%+56%-40%-33%-50%-+8%+175%-14%-

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021