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Crime and Safety in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

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Waltham Cross is the most dangerous small towns in Hertfordshire, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Hertfordshire's 140 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Waltham Cross in 2021 was 109 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hertfordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 47% higher than the Hertfordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Waltham Cross is the 63rd most dangerous small town, and the 467th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Waltham Cross had the worst crime rate in Hertfordshire for robbery, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.55 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Waltham Cross are violence and sexual offences, with 388 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 26% lower than 2020's figure of 489 offences and a difference of 9.26 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Waltham Cross's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 15 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 40% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Waltham Cross 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Hertfordshire

35% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

30% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Waltham Cross is 35% higher than the East of England and 30% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Waltham Cross Crime Rate Over Time

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Waltham Cross Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Waltham Cross 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 Waltham Cross

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211091,188
20201151,260
20191391,520
20181251,362
20171281,398
20161081,174

Crime in Waltham Cross Compared To Hertfordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Waltham Cross This Year

 Waltham CrossHertfordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33330.5224,48520.58 33% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft413.761,3311.12 70% more dangerous
Burglary514.673,1172.62 44% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson968.806,8565.76 35% more dangerous
Drugs474.312,4482.06 52% more dangerous
Other Crime181.651,3971.17 29% more dangerous
Other Theft12411.376,8025.72 50% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons151.376130.52 62% more dangerous
Public Order696.325,2454.41 30% more dangerous
Robbery292.665250.44 83% more dangerous
Shoplifting11710.725,7434.83 55% more dangerous
Theft From the Person676.149070.76 88% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime12611.556,6705.61 51% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences38835.5627,36823.01 35% more dangerous

Waltham Cross Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aldenham47249.14122% safer
Abbots Langley1,19754.9398% safer
Watford Rural1,30959.0484% safer
St Stephen93064.9468% safer
Potters Bar1,50765.2967% safer
Waltham Cross1,188108.89-

Crime Over Time in Waltham Cross

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Recent Crimes in Waltham Cross

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sterling AvenueOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sandringham WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swan RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eleanor WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Railway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Seaforth DriveOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lodge CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Creasy CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Queen'S DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Kenworth CloseLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Felstead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Swanfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Swan RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kenworth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Joshua WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fishers CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Waltham Cross Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33373731 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.33.21.63.8 Getting worse
Burglary6864.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91199 Safer
Drugs7105.04.3 Safer
Other Crime2.83.32.61.6 Safer
Other Theft1112911 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons2.52.50.821.4 Safer
Public Order910106 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.23.12.82.7 Safer
Shoplifting1715911 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)673.66 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime16141112 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33404536 Getting worse

Changes In Waltham Cross's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Waltham Cross's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
River Close Open Space--1-7312
Waltham Cross Playing Fields1111334.4

Comparing Waltham Cross to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0862% safer
Croydon82.4832% safer
Sheffield90.0521% safer
Bristol90.5220% safer
Coventry102.247% safer
Waltham Cross108.89-
Leicester111.592.4% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0612% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6416% more dangerous
Bradford132.2818% more dangerous
Leeds150.9428% more dangerous

Crime in Waltham Cross's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Waltham Cross Town1,085133First

Crime in Waltham Cross During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Waltham Cross change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Waltham Cross saw a 400% increase in bicycle theft. Waltham Cross saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 93% compared to April in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Waltham Cross's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-3%-10%+100%+75%+18%-+25%+8%-31%-34%
Bicycle Theft--80%--33%-67%-75%+400%-25%--
Burglary-71%+150%--88%-73%+100%+167%-43%-20%-20%
Criminal Damage and Arson+75%+11%+13%+14%-69%-22%+20%-46%+13%-11%
Drugs-69%-74%-13%-53%+50%-50%-86%--63%-
Other Crime-50%+50%-20%+50%+50%-40%--50%-75%-
Other Theft-56%-50%-38%+13%-11%-67%-7%+20%-67%-9%
Possession of Weapons--80%--50%-67%+100%----
Public Order-36%-27%+11%-38%-43%+67%+333%+75%-50%+150%
Robbery-75%---67%-50%+300%-+100%+33%+300%
Shoplifting-73%-93%-20%-53%-61%-36%+100%-45%-13%-25%
Theft From the Person-46%--50%-+100%-33%-57%-67%-67%+100%
Vehicle Crime-20%-56%-9%-54%-31%+44%+36%-5%-21%-81%
Violence and Sexual Offences+17%+33%-18%+10%-20%-25%+11%-19%+41%+2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Waltham Cross

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

How dangerous is Waltham Cross?
Waltham Cross is the most dangerous small town in Hertfordshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Waltham Cross?
Waltham Cross's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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