Crime Statistics for Batford, St Albans, Hertfordshire, February 2021

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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 February 2021 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 91 street level crime incidents in Batford in February 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Shoplifting. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour20
Violent Crime13
Vehicle Crime8
Criminal Damage Arson6
Public Order6
Other Theft5
Other Crime4
Bicycle Theft3
All Crime91

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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.

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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
Harpenden (0.88 miles)61
Bower Heath (0.62 miles)55
Cold Harbour (0.62 miles)55
Lea Valley (0.62 miles)50
Lea (Lee) (1.04 miles)21
The Folly (1.39 miles)12
Leasey Bridge (1.39 miles)12
Marshalls Heath (1.24 miles)11
Blackmore End (1.39 miles)8

of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

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
Cold Harbour17
Bower Heath10
Lea Valley8
Lea (Lee)6
Blackmore End4
The Folly3
Leasey Bridge3
Marshalls Heath2

Last updated: February 2021
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