North Mymms Crime Overview

North Mymms is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 67th most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 141 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North Mymms in 2020 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 45% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North Mymms is the 266th safest small town, and the 4,193rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, North Mymms was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for vehicle crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.86 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2017 was also a bad month for North Mymms residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. North Mymms recorded 5 reports of possession of weapons during November 2016, making its crime rate of 0.54 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in North Mymms are violence and sexual offences, with 160 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 142 offences and a difference of 1.93 from 2019's crime rate of 15. North Mymms's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in North Mymms Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in North Mymms This Year

 North MymmsHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23525.2126,05921.9113% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.321,5061.27297% safer
Burglary283.004,0233.3813% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson505.367,2416.0914% safer
Drugs121.292,6242.2171% safer
Other Crime40.431,4721.24188% safer
Other Theft434.616,8065.7224% safer
Public Order202.155,5574.67117% safer
Robbery40.437120.6040% safer
Shoplifting30.326,3585.351572% safer
Theft From the Person30.328180.69116% safer
Vehicle Crime545.796,7305.662.2% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences16017.1726,80322.5331% safer

North Mymms Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Abbots Langley77235.4316% safer
Berkhamsted73438.647% safer
Tring48538.806% safer
Sawbridgeworth36440.132.7% safer
Royston68940.431.9% safer
North Mymms38441.20-
Welwyn37641.460.63% more dangerous
Ware1,01450.4718% more dangerous
Baldock54351.1119% more dangerous
Aldenham51353.4123% more dangerous
St Stephen88161.5233% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North Mymms

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North Mymms Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23141525Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.210.750.430.32Safer
Burglary4.94.14.83.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.465Safer
Drugs1.20.540.861.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.60.750.43Safer
Other Theft54.64.64.6Safer
Public Order3.13.22.82.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.430.110.43Getting worse
Shoplifting2.70.430.320.32Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.110.320.32Getting worse
Vehicle Crime67106Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10121517Getting worse

Changes In North Mymms's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in North Mymms's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in North Mymms that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
North Mymms Recreation Ground5----01.8

Comparing North Mymms to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
North Mymms41.20-
Barnet67.7139% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2250% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2152% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in North Mymms's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brookmans Park21536Second
Welham Green36363First

Crime in North Mymms During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in North Mymms change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when North Mymms saw a 1,300% increase in criminal damage and arson. North Mymms saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 91% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+7%+271%+150%+189%+220%+55%+100%-26%+29%+25%
Burglary-25%-50%-67%+200%+100%-67%-50%-67%-57%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-+60%+67%+1,300%+300%-67%-43%-86%-89%
Drugs---+200%--+100%---
Other Theft+50%+200%-13%-67%+700%-25%+67%-25%+25%-75%
Public Order-50%-+200%-67%+150%-71%--67%--33%
Shoplifting----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-89%---91%-67%-40%-25%-40%-10%-42%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-44%+400%+100%-6%+33%+30%-55%+80%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in North Mymms

What police force serves North Mymms?
North Mymms's local territorial police force is the Hertfordshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is North Mymms?
North Mymms is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hertfordshire.
What is North Mymms's most common crime?
The most common crimes in North Mymms are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in North Mymms?
North Mymms's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021