Crime Statistics for Potters Bar, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, Apr 2021

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Crime Statistics for Potters Bar, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire
Crime Statistics for Potters Bar, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Potters Bar using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so April 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 142 street level crime incidents in Potters Bar in April 2021. 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 Potters Bar, 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 Crime45
Anti Social Behaviour34
Other Theft12
Vehicle Crime12
Criminal Damage Arson11
Shoplifting10
Drugs6
Public Order5
Other Crime3
Possession Of Weapons2
Burglary1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime142

Map of street level crime incidents in April 2021

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Potters Bar. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

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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 Potters Bar

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hadley Wood (2.56 miles)226
Chipping Barnet (3.17 miles)196
Potters Bar142
Monken Hadley (2.56 miles)136
South Mimms (1.86 miles)39
Dancers Hill (1.75 miles)28
Bentley Heath (1.39 miles)19
Bell Bar (2.48 miles)17
Brookmans Park (1.96 miles)16
Botany Bay (2.77 miles)4

17%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Potters Bar

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hadley Wood59
Potters Bar45
Chipping Barnet34
Monken Hadley21
Bell Bar7
Brookmans Park5
Bentley Heath4
South Mimms3
Dancers Hill1
Botany Bay0

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

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