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Crime and Safety in North Mymms

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North Mymms is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 65th most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North Mymms in 2021 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North Mymms is the 222nd safest small town, and the 4,359th 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. February 2015 was also a bad month for North Mymms residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in North Mymms are violence and sexual offences, with 155 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 6% lower than 2020's figure of 165 offences and a difference of 1.07 from 2020's crime rate of 18. North Mymms's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

North Mymms 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Hertfordshire

67% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

81% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in North Mymms is 67% lower than the East of England and 81% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

North Mymms Crime Rate Over Time

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North Mymms Crime Map

Incidents mapped in North Mymms 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 North Mymms

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202142394
202043403
201947438
201842390
201744411
201639360

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 Behaviour15416.5224,48520.58 25% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,3311.12 918% safer
Burglary242.583,1172.62 1.6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson424.516,8565.76 28% safer
Drugs111.182,4482.06 75% safer
Other Crime121.291,3971.17 9% more dangerous
Other Theft343.656,8025.72 57% safer
Possession of Weapons20.216130.52 148% safer
Public Order202.155,2454.41 105% safer
Robbery30.325250.44 38% safer
Shoplifting111.185,7434.83 309% safer
Theft From the Person20.219070.76 262% safer
Vehicle Crime778.266,6705.61 32% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15516.6327,36823.01 38% safer

North Mymms Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Berkhamsted67335.4319% safer
Sawbridgeworth33336.7115% safer
Chorleywood42836.8415% safer
Tring48939.128% safer
Royston71942.190.19% safer
North Mymms39442.27-
Baldock48145.277% more dangerous
Welwyn41645.888% more dangerous
Ware97848.6813% more dangerous
Aldenham47249.1414% more dangerous
Abbots Langley1,19754.9323% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North Mymms

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Recent Crimes in North Mymms

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parsonage RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swanley CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rose MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parsonage RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Frampton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sibthorpe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vincenzo CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ash CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Dellsome LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Knolles CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parsonage RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Moffats CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near GrangewoodOffender given a caution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rose MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parsonage RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

North Mymms Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15162617 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.750.430.320.11 Safer
Burglary4.24.93.02.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.4664.5 Safer
Drugs0.540.861.31.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.60.750.431.3 Safer
Other Theft4.84.64.73.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.20.32-0.21 Safer
Public Order3.22.82.52.2 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.110.540.32 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.430.320.321.2 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.320.320.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime81068 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences12151817 Getting 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 2021.

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 Mymms42.27-
Barnet67.0837% more dangerous
Croydon82.4849% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0553% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2459% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in North Mymms's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brookmans Park24942Second
Welham Green32156First

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%+286%+150%+170%+200%+55%+100%-26%+20%+25%
Burglary-25%-50%-67%+200%+100%-67%-50%-71%-57%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-80%+33%+100%+1,300%+500%-67%-43%-86%-89%
Drugs---+200%--+100%---
Other Theft+50%+200%-13%-67%+700%-25%+67%-25%+50%-75%
Public Order--+200%-33%+200%-71%--67%--33%
Shoplifting----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-89%-+25%-91%-67%-40%-22%-40%+10%-42%
Violence and Sexual Offences--44%+400%+82%-+33%+30%-55%+100%-13%

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 safest 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.

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