Crime Statistics for Hertford, Hertfordshire, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Hertford, Hertford, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Hertford using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 133 street level crime incidents in Hertford in February 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 Hertford, 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 Crime41
Anti Social Behaviour27
Shoplifting16
Other Theft9
Public Order9
Criminal Damage Arson7
Burglary6
Vehicle Crime6
Drugs4
Robbery3
Possession Of Weapons2
Theft From The Person2
Other Crime1
All Crime133

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hartham (0.62 miles)161
Bengeo (0.62 miles)161
Hertford133
Waterford (1.39 miles)75
Broadoak End (1.39 miles)43
Hertingfordbury (1.24 miles)30
Rush Green (1.86 miles)30
Staines Green (1.96 miles)4
Birch Green (1.96 miles)4
Hertford Heath (1.96 miles)3



Most violent places near Hertford

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hartham44
Bengeo44
Hertford41
Waterford20
Broadoak End11
Hertingfordbury7
Rush Green6
Staines Green2
Hertford Heath1
Birch Green0

Last updated: March 31, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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