Search...
Home
/
Hertfordshire
/
St Stephen

Crime and Safety in St Stephen

Page highlights:

St Stephen is the third most dangerous small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St Stephen in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St Stephen is the 300th most dangerous small town, and the 1,847th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, St Stephen was the worst small town in Hertfordshire for violence and sexual offences, with 50 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for St Stephen residents, when it was Hertfordshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.70 per 1,000 residents. St Stephen recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.14 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Hertfordshire that month.

The most common crimes in St Stephen are violence and sexual offences, with 427 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 376 offences and a difference of 3.56 from 2020's crime rate of 26. St Stephen's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

St Stephen 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Hertfordshire

8% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

18% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in St Stephen is 8% lower than the East of England and 18% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

St Stephen Crime Rate Over Time

>
St Stephen
East of England
England, Wales & NI

St Stephen Crime Map

Incidents mapped in St Stephen 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

Use Crime Map

Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

Tap to view map
Incident key:
 
Low
 
Medium
 
High
Design element, blobs on the top Design element, blobs on the bottom

Monthly
Crime Reports

Set up monthly updates on crime & public safety issues. We never spam.

Area
All of the UK
St Stephen
Frequency
Monthly
ASAP
Type
Local Resident
Investor
Other

Historical Crime Rates for St Stephen

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202165930
202066947
201963902
2018731,047
2017721,034
201654767

Crime in St Stephen Compared To Hertfordshire

Are you researching this topic for an article or project?

We're available to answer questions about crime data and can supply custom data to support your work.

Questions & Requests

Email us directly

[email protected]

Summary of Crimes in St Stephen This Year

 St StephenHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33123.1124,48520.58 11% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.211,3311.12 433% safer
Burglary392.723,1172.62 3.7% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson815.666,8565.76 1.8% safer
Drugs221.542,4482.06 34% safer
Other Crime130.911,3971.17 29% safer
Other Theft966.706,8025.72 15% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.496130.52 6% safer
Public Order563.915,2454.41 13% safer
Robbery20.145250.44 214% safer
Shoplifting725.035,7434.83 4.0% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.149070.76 443% safer
Vehicle Crime1107.686,6705.61 27% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences42729.8227,36823.01 23% more dangerous

St Stephen Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Welwyn41645.8842% safer
Ware97848.6833% safer
Aldenham47249.1432% safer
Abbots Langley1,19754.9318% safer
Watford Rural1,30959.0410% safer
St Stephen93064.94-
Potters Bar1,50765.290.54% more dangerous
Waltham Cross1,188108.8940% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St Stephen

View crime percentage over time for

Recent Crimes in St Stephen

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Watling StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Alder CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hazel RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Noke LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Penman CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Watling StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Watling StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Ringway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Houndswood GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Halton CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Watling StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Seaman CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Watling StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Watling StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Noke LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watling StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ringway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watling StreetOffender given a caution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Watford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

St Stephen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14141623 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.420.280.21 Safer
Burglary9762.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8756 Safer
Drugs2.41.71.81.5 Safer
Other Crime0.981.01.00.91 Safer
Other Theft11887 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.840.350.070.49 Safer
Public Order4.32.54.03.9 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.280.420.14 Safer
Shoplifting2.94.34.85 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.350.350.14 Safer
Vehicle Crime7888 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25232630 Getting worse

Changes In St Stephen's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in St Stephen's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hanstead Park--1-100.17

Comparing St Stephen to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
St Stephen64.94-
Barnet67.083.2% more dangerous
Croydon82.4821% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0528% more dangerous
Bristol90.5228% more dangerous
Coventry102.2436% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in St Stephen's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bricket Wood & Chiswell Green29838Second
How Wood & Park Street63298First

Crime in St Stephen During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in St Stephen change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when St Stephen saw a 500% increase in public order. St Stephen saw a large fall in shoplifting during March, when it fell by 75% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+78%+178%+67%-+63%-21%-70%+40%+217%+36%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-54%-60%-11%-45%-11%+33%-13%+33%+50%+133%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-20%-50%-27%+143%-56%-33%--42%-60%
Drugs--+100%-25%---+300%+300%-67%
Other Crime---+300%---33%---
Other Theft+200%-33%+67%-50%-33%+67%+175%-40%+67%-9%
Public Order-+500%+17%+33%-25%+500%--+133%+100%
Shoplifting-75%-+100%+20%+150%-67%+14%+400%+300%+33%
Theft From the Person---------+100%
Vehicle Crime+75%-29%+18%+250%-54%-56%-29%+140%+500%-46%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%+56%-6%-26%+23%+24%+27%-7%+14%+84%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in St Stephen

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

How dangerous is St Stephen?
St Stephen is the third most dangerous small town in Hertfordshire.

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

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

Search icon

Search by area