Crime Statistics for Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, December 2020

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Crime Statistics for Hemel Hempstead, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Hemel Hempstead using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 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 401 street level crime incidents in Hemel Hempstead in December 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Hemel Hempstead, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime113
Anti Social Behaviour105
Shoplifting37
Vehicle Crime33
Criminal Damage Arson27
Public Order22
Drugs21
Other Theft14
Burglary12
Possession Of Weapons5
Robbery4
Theft From The Person4
Other Crime3
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime401

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hemel Hempstead401
Highfield (0.62 miles)357
Adeyfield (0.62 miles)304
Hammerfield (1.24 miles)253
Cupid Green (1.39 miles)206
Boxmoor (1.39 miles)133
Bennetts End (1.24 miles)111
Two Waters (1.39 miles)88
Apsley (1.39 miles)88
Warners End (1.86 miles)80

10.6%
of Dacorum residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Hemel Hempstead

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hemel Hempstead113
Adeyfield97
Highfield95
Cupid Green70
Hammerfield38
Bennetts End36
Two Waters26
Apsley26
Boxmoor21
Warners End11

Last updated: February 1, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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