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Crime and Safety in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

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Rickmansworth is the second safest medium-sized towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rickmansworth in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 29% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rickmansworth is among the top 20 safest medium-sized town, and the 3,925th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Rickmansworth was the worst medium-sized town in Hertfordshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2019 was also a bad month for Rickmansworth residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for vehicle crime, recording 29 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Rickmansworth recorded 4 reports of robbery during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in Rickmansworth are violence and sexual offences, with 419 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is the same as 2020's figure of 419 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Rickmansworth's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 167% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Rickmansworth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Hertfordshire

57% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

70% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rickmansworth is 57% lower than the East of England and 70% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rickmansworth Crime Rate Over Time

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Rickmansworth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Rickmansworth 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 Rickmansworth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021451,137
2020471,182
2019541,372
2018511,291
2017481,225
2016461,175

Crime in Rickmansworth Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Rickmansworth This Year

 RickmansworthHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38915.3724,48520.58 34% safer
Bicycle Theft140.551,3311.12 104% safer
Burglary431.703,1172.62 54% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1104.356,8565.76 32% safer
Drugs451.782,4482.06 16% safer
Other Crime160.631,3971.17 86% safer
Other Theft1395.496,8025.72 4.2% safer
Possession of Weapons80.326130.52 62% safer
Public Order803.165,2454.41 40% safer
Robbery30.125250.44 267% safer
Shoplifting1154.545,7434.83 6% safer
Theft From the Person110.439070.76 77% safer
Vehicle Crime1345.306,6705.61 6% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41916.5627,36823.01 39% safer

Rickmansworth Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Harpenden1,12536.5323% safer
Rickmansworth1,13744.93-
Hitchin1,73147.365% more dangerous
Bushey1,37950.5511% more dangerous
Bishop's Stortford2,14953.3616% more dangerous
Letchworth Garden City1,94156.2620% more dangerous
Cheshunt2,81859.8025% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rickmansworth

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Recent Crimes in Rickmansworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harvey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lodge EndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CloistersInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Canterbury WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Windmill DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springfield CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kenwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Norwich WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Fuller WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Rochester WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dickinson AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Conference/Exhibition CentreInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Rickmansworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13151815 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.951.50.510.55 Safer
Burglary4.74.42.31.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.754.24.4 Safer
Drugs2.82.72.31.8 Safer
Other Crime1.10.750.630.63 Safer
Other Theft7855 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.910.430.630.32 Safer
Public Order3.03.23.33.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.510.320.12 Safer
Shoplifting6554.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.790.550.470.43 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.984.95 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13141717 Getting worse

Changes In Rickmansworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Rickmansworth's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Baldwins Lane Recreation Ground2-1--21.3

Comparing Rickmansworth to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Rickmansworth44.93-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Rickmansworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rickmansworth West42147First

Crime in Rickmansworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rickmansworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Rickmansworth saw a 400% increase in drugs. Rickmansworth saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 90% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-18%-20%-13%+41%+62%+72%+58%+100%+3%-6%
Bicycle Theft-+50%--75%------
Burglary-75%-80%-14%-86%-90%-20%-38%-40%-50%-70%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-9%-62%-50%-45%+129%+140%-56%-20%-17%
Drugs-33%-45%+400%+33%--33%-75%-86%-+300%
Other Crime-+50%--25%----50%+100%-
Other Theft-40%-50%-53%-47%-46%-13%-8%-80%-27%-25%
Possession of Weapons+50%+100%--50%-+50%---+100%
Public Order-67%-75%+133%-43%+57%+86%-43%+100%+267%+67%
Robbery-50%-----50%-50%---
Shoplifting-56%-27%+220%-41%+42%+17%+22%--25%+120%
Theft From the Person-----+100%----
Vehicle Crime-63%+71%-84%+50%-53%-83%-41%+17%+11%-55%
Violence and Sexual Offences+6%+39%+91%+8%+48%+67%-6%--34%+41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rickmansworth

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

How dangerous is Rickmansworth?
Rickmansworth is the second safest medium-sized town in Hertfordshire.

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

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

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