Crime Statistics for Birchwood, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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Crime Statistics for Birchwood, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Birchwood using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2020 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 409 street level crime incidents in Birchwood in November 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour119
Violent Crime108
Criminal Damage Arson32
Other Theft28
Vehicle Crime22
Public Order16
Bicycle Theft13
Theft From The Person6
Other Crime2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime409

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Birchwood. 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 Birchwood

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Peartree (2.24 miles)290
Handside (1.96 miles)198
Hall Grove (2.24 miles)165
Sherrardspark (2.56 miles)160
South Hatfield (1.86 miles)133
Mill Green (1.24 miles)94
Marshmoor (1.96 miles)79
Bullen’s Green (2.56 miles)20
Cooper’s Green (1.86 miles)16

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

Most violent places near Birchwood

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hall Grove57
South Hatfield48
Mill Green22
Cooper’s Green6
Bullen’s Green5

Last updated: December 24, 2020
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