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Crime and Safety in Sandridge

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Sandridge is the second safest small town in Hertfordshire, and is the second safest overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sandridge in 2021 was 2.3 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2423% lower than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sandridge is the 38th safest small town, and the 163rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Sandridge are violence and sexual offences, with 12 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.0. This is 8% lower than 2020's figure of 13 offences and a difference of 0.09 from 2020's crime rate of 1.1. Sandridge's least common crime is burglary, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Sandridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Hertfordshire

2962% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

3223% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sandridge is 2962% lower than the East of England and 3223% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sandridge Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sandridge 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 Sandridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212.327
20204.148
20192.631
20182.631
20173.541
20161.214

Crime in Sandridge Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Sandridge This Year

 SandridgeHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour121.0224,48520.58 1918% safer
Burglary20.173,1172.62 1441% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20.176,8565.76 3288% safer
Drugs20.172,4482.06 1112% safer
Other Crime20.171,3971.17 588% safer
Other Theft40.346,8025.72 1582% safer
Vehicle Crime30.266,6705.61 2058% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences121.0227,36823.01 2156% safer

Sandridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Croxley Green231.6936% safer
Sandridge272.30-
London Colney242.477% more dangerous
Berkhamsted67335.4394% more dangerous
Sawbridgeworth33336.7194% more dangerous
Chorleywood42836.8494% more dangerous
Tring48939.1294% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sandridge

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Recent Crimes in Sandridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Darblay CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Darblay CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beech Hyde LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021DrugsOn or near Down Green LaneLocal resolution
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Other crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Darblay CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near Sandpit LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Down Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Woodcock HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Heliers RoadLocal resolution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Heliers RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Sandridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.940.603.71.0 Safer
Burglary-0.340.340.17 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.170.601.10.17 Safer
Drugs-0.430.600.17 Safer
Other Crime0.260.090.260.17 Safer
Other Theft0.850.510.340.34 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.170.260.090.26 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences0.680.261.11.0 Getting worse

Changes In Sandridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sandridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sandridge2.30-
Barnet67.0897% more dangerous
Croydon82.4897% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0597% more dangerous
Bristol90.5297% more dangerous
Coventry102.2498% more dangerous
Leicester111.5998% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0698% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6498% more dangerous
Bradford132.2898% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% 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 August, when Sandridge saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Sandridge saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during September, when it fell by 50% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+100%-+250%-+400%----
Criminal Damage and Arson-------50%---
Drugs----------50%
Other Theft----------50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-----+300%----

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 crime is burglary.

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