Crime Statistics for Watford, Hertfordshire, December 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 December 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 404 street level crime incidents in Watford in December 2020. 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 Watford, 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 Crime123
Anti Social Behaviour68
Vehicle Crime39
Shoplifting31
Criminal Damage Arson27
Other Theft27
Theft From The Person20
Drugs18
Public Order15
Bicycle Theft13
Burglary10
Other Crime7
Possession Of Weapons3
Robbery3
All Crime404

Map of street level crime incidents in December 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
Watford404
North Watford (0.62 miles)271
Garston (1.39 miles)267
Holywell (1.39 miles)140
Watford Heath (2.24 miles)124
Leavesden Green (1.96 miles)119
Bushey (2.24 miles)115
Croxley Green (2.24 miles)78
Patchetts Green (2.48 miles)63
Aldenham (1.96 miles)55

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
Watford123
Garston88
North Watford82
Holywell50
Leavesden Green37
Watford Heath36
Bushey32
Croxley Green23
Patchetts Green18
Aldenham12

Last updated: February 5, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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