Crime Statistics for Townsend, St Albans, Hertfordshire, Feb 2021

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Crime Statistics for Townsend, St Albans, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Townsend using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 166 street level crime incidents in Townsend in February 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Shoplifting. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour37
Violent Crime34
Vehicle Crime13
Criminal Damage Arson12
Other Theft8
Public Order6
Bicycle Theft5
Other Crime3
Theft From The Person1
All Crime166

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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

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Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Townsend

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

LocationCrime Incidents
St Albans (0.88 miles)235
Bernards Heath (0.62 miles)221
Marshalswick (1.24 miles)213
The Camp (1.76 miles)180
New Greens (0.62 miles)69
St Julians (1.86 miles)58
Childwick Green (1.24 miles)23
Childwick Bury (1.39 miles)8
Gorhambury (1.96 miles)0

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

Most violent places near Townsend

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

LocationViolent Incidents
St Albans78
The Camp64
Bernards Heath53
St Julians35
New Greens27
Childwick Green5
Childwick Bury2

Last updated: February 2021
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