Crime Statistics for Watford, Hertfordshire, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Watford 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 409 street level crime incidents in Watford 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 Behaviour113
Violent Crime110
Public Order36
Bicycle Theft24
Criminal Damage Arson24
Other Theft24
Vehicle Crime22
Drugs18
Burglary14
Robbery7
Shoplifting5
Other Crime5
Theft From The Person4
Possession Of Weapons3
All Crime409

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 Watford. 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 Watford

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Watford409
Garston (1.39 miles)318
North Watford (0.62 miles)268
Watford Heath (2.24 miles)176
Holywell (1.39 miles)155
Leavesden Green (1.96 miles)124
Bushey (2.24 miles)111
Croxley Green (2.24 miles)90
Patchetts Green (2.48 miles)65
Aldenham (1.96 miles)53

24.6%
of Watford residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Watford

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Watford110
Garston84
North Watford75
Watford Heath52
Holywell43
Leavesden Green34
Bushey32
Patchetts Green20
Croxley Green15
Aldenham11

Last updated: July 8, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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