Sandridge Crime Overview

Sandridge is the second safest small town in Hertfordshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Hertfordshire's 141 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sandridge in 2020 was 20 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 193% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sandridge is the 39th safest small town, and the 2,794th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Sandridge was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Sandridge are violence and sexual offences, with 95 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is 26% higher than 2019's figure of 70 offences and a difference of 2.13 from 2019's crime rate of 6. Sandridge's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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See how Sandridge shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Sandridge and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Sandridge Compared To Hertfordshire

Summary of Crimes in Sandridge This Year

 SandridgeHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15613.2926,05921.9165% safer
Bicycle Theft30.261,5061.27388% safer
Burglary131.114,0233.38205% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson433.667,2416.0966% safer
Drugs131.112,6242.2199% safer
Other Crime70.601,4721.24107% safer
Other Theft201.706,8065.72236% safer
Possession of Weapons10.095680.48433% safer
Public Order161.365,5574.67243% safer
Robbery10.097120.60567% safer
Shoplifting10.096,3585.355844% safer
Theft From the Person30.268180.69165% safer
Vehicle Crime242.046,7305.66177% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences958.0926,80322.53178% safer

Sandridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Croxley Green21715.9828% safer
Sandridge24020.44-
Watford Rural70331.7136% more dangerous
London Colney32833.7239% more dangerous
Chorleywood40935.2042% more dangerous
Abbots Langley77235.4342% more dangerous
Berkhamsted73438.6447% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sandridge

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Sandridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour147613Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.600.680.170.26Safer
Burglary1.52.22.01.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.12.62.63.7Getting worse
Drugs0.090.431.11.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.850.510.170.60Getting worse
Other Theft2.12.01.01.7Safer
Possession of Weapons1.10.850.090.09Safer
Public Order1.70.771.31.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.260.090.09Safer
Shoplifting-0.26-0.09Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.92.92.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences5768Getting worse

Changes In Sandridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sandridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sandridge20.44-
Barnet67.7170% more dangerous
Coventry77.4174% more dangerous
Croydon83.2275% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8176% more dangerous
Bristol86.2176% more dangerous
Leicester97.4479% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8780% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2881% more dangerous
Bradford133.0285% more dangerous
Leeds137.1085% more dangerous

Crime in Sandridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sandridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Sandridge saw a 450% increase in violence and sexual offences. Sandridge saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 80% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+367%+180%+400%+320%+233%+280%+120%+17%-40%-33%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--50%-+100%-----+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%+100%+100%-20%--25%+33%-50%+25%+33%
Drugs----------
Other Theft+100%--33%---+100%---50%
Public Order--33%+50%--+300%----
Vehicle Crime+100%-80%---33%-67%-50%---
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%+100%+120%+14%+450%+33%--50%-43%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sandridge

What police force serves Sandridge?
Sandridge's local territorial police force is the Hertfordshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Sandridge?
Sandridge is the second safest small town in Hertfordshire.
What is Sandridge's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Sandridge are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Sandridge?
Sandridge's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021