Crime Statistics for Batford, St Albans, Hertfordshire, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Batford, St Albans, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Batford using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2019 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 97 street level crime incidents in Batford in November 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour21
Violent Crime19
Shoplifting15
Vehicle Crime13
Burglary7
Criminal Damage Arson5
Other Theft4
Public Order3
Other Crime3
Drugs2
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
Robbery1
All Crime97

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Batford. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Batford

We've taken the ten nearest places to Batford and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Batford has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Batford97
Harpenden (0.88 miles)73
Lea Valley (0.62 miles)45
Bower Heath (0.62 miles)45
Cold Harbour (0.62 miles)45
Lea (Lee) (1.04 miles)28
The Folly (1.39 miles)17
Leasey Bridge (1.39 miles)17
Marshalls Heath (1.24 miles)14
Blackmore End (1.39 miles)10



Most violent places near Batford

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Batford and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Batford19
Lea Valley14
Bower Heath11
Cold Harbour11
Harpenden9
Lea (Lee)9
The Folly4
Leasey Bridge4
Marshalls Heath4
Blackmore End4

Last updated: December 19, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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