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.
Medium-Sized Towns, Hertfordshire
57% lower, regional crime rate
East of England
70% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||389||15.37||24,485||20.58||34% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||14||0.55||1,331||1.12||104% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||110||4.35||6,856||5.76||32% safer|
|Other Crime||16||0.63||1,397||1.17||86% safer|
|Other Theft||139||5.49||6,802||5.72||4.2% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||8||0.32||613||0.52||62% safer|
|Public Order||80||3.16||5,245||4.41||40% safer|
|Theft From the Person||11||0.43||907||0.76||77% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||134||5.30||6,670||5.61||6% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||419||16.56||27,368||23.01||39% safer|
|Medium-Sized Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Hitchin||1,731||47.36||5% more dangerous|
|Bushey||1,379||50.55||11% more dangerous|
|Bishop's Stortford||2,149||53.36||16% more dangerous|
|Letchworth Garden City||1,941||56.26||20% more dangerous|
|Cheshunt||2,818||59.80||25% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Harvey Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Station Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lodge End||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near The Cloisters||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Warwick Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Canterbury Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Windmill Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Springfield Close||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Kenwood Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Norwich Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Fuller Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Rochester Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Dickinson Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Conference/Exhibition Centre||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.7||5||4.2||4.4||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.91||0.43||0.63||0.32||Safer|
|Public Order||3.0||3.2||3.3||3.2||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.51||0.51||0.32||0.12||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.79||0.55||0.47||0.43||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||13||14||17||17||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Rickmansworth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Baldwins Lane Recreation Ground||2||-||1||-||-||2||1.3|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||33% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||46% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||50% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||50% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||56% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||60% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||63% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||65% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||66% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||70% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-50%||-9%||-62%||-50%||-45%||+129%||+140%||-56%||-20%||-17%|
|Possession of Weapons||+50%||+100%||-||-50%||-||+50%||-||-||-||+100%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+6%||+39%||+91%||+8%||+48%||+67%||-6%||-||-34%||+41%|