Crime Statistics for The Folly, St Albans, Hertfordshire, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for The Folly, St Albans, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in The Folly using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 20 street level crime incidents in The Folly in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour10
Violent Crime8
Criminal Damage Arson1
Public Order1
All Crime20

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Batford (1.39 miles)139
Lea Valley (0.88 miles)80
Bower Heath (1.75 miles)77
Lea (Lee) (0.4 miles)39
Marshalls Heath (0.62 miles)26
The Folly20
Leasey Bridge20
Ayres End (1.39 miles)15
Amwell (0.62 miles)12
Blackmore End (1.24 miles)12

of St Albans residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near The Folly

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Lea Valley23
Bower Heath17
Lea (Lee)14
Marshalls Heath12
The Folly8
Leasey Bridge8
Blackmore End7
Ayres End3

Last updated: July 7, 2020
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