Crime Statistics for Watford, Hertfordshire, February 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 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 543 street level crime incidents in Watford in February 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 Crime147
Anti Social Behaviour110
Shoplifting77
Other Theft37
Theft From The Person33
Criminal Damage Arson32
Public Order32
Burglary16
Vehicle Crime15
Drugs13
Robbery12
Bicycle Theft10
Other Crime8
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime543

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 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
Watford543
North Watford (0.62 miles)329
Garston (1.39 miles)257
Watford Heath (2.24 miles)149
Holywell (1.39 miles)129
Leavesden Green (1.96 miles)121
Bushey (2.24 miles)121
Croxley Green (2.24 miles)75
Patchetts Green (2.48 miles)74
Aldenham (1.96 miles)66



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
Watford147
North Watford107
Garston68
Leavesden Green46
Holywell37
Bushey36
Watford Heath35
Aldenham20
Croxley Green19
Patchetts Green19

Last updated: April 4, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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