Crime Statistics for Potters Bar, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, Feb 2020

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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 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 163 street level crime incidents in Potters Bar in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson. 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 Crime51
Criminal Damage Arson18
Other Theft18
Anti Social Behaviour17
Vehicle Crime13
Public Order10
Bicycle Theft4
Theft From The Person4
Other Crime2
All Crime163

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 Potters Bar. 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 Potters Bar

We've taken the ten nearest places to Potters Bar 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)208
Chipping Barnet (3.17 miles)196
Monken Hadley (2.56 miles)169
Potters Bar163
South Mimms (1.86 miles)46
Dancers Hill (1.75 miles)29
Bentley Heath (1.39 miles)19
Brookmans Park (1.96 miles)16
Bell Bar (2.48 miles)11
Botany Bay (2.77 miles)1

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
Potters Bar51
Hadley Wood38
Chipping Barnet37
Monken Hadley25
Bentley Heath7
Brookmans Park6
South Mimms5
Dancers Hill3
Bell Bar3
Botany Bay1

Last updated: April 2, 2020
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