Crime Statistics for Highfield, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, September 2019

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Crime Statistics for Highfield, Dacorum, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Highfield using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so September 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 444 street level crime incidents in Highfield in September 2019. 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 Highfield, 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 Crime120
Anti Social Behaviour110
Criminal Damage Arson32
Vehicle Crime29
Public Order26
Other Theft20
Theft From The Person9
Other Crime8
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime444

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hemel Hempstead (0.62 miles)513
Adeyfield (0.88 miles)389
Cupid Green (0.88 miles)340
Hammerfield (1.39 miles)250
Bennetts End (1.86 miles)160
Apsley (1.96 miles)137
Two Waters (1.96 miles)137
Boxmoor (1.76 miles)135
Warners End (1.96 miles)66

Most violent places near Highfield

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hemel Hempstead132
Cupid Green109
Bennetts End37
Two Waters28
Warners End13

Last updated: November 1, 2019
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