Moving to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Hemel Hempstead is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Hemel Hempstead the land of milk and honey or are Chesham, Berkhamsted and Harpenden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hemel Hempstead

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of August 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Hemel Hempstead. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Adeyfield 132
Hemel Hempstead 109
Highfield 101
Cupid Green 84
Hammerfield 53
Bennetts End 46
Two Waters 38
Boxmoor 29
Warners End 25
Apsley 17

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hemel Hempstead. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Hemel Hempstead. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Adeyfield West (Best) 11027/32845
Boxmoor 12426/32845
Bennetts End 13512/32845
Apsley and Corner Hall 15558/32845
Kings Langley 15971/32845
Gadebridge 18517/32845
Chaulden and Warners End 18617/32845
Hemel Hempstead Town 8520/32845
Highfield 9746/32845
Grovehill (Worst) 9818/32845
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Your Health in Hemel Hempstead

If you are thinking of moving to Hemel Hempstead, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Hemel Hempstead compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Central Bedfordshire 0.84% 3.02% 11.48% 35.52% 49.15%
Dacorum (Hemel Hempstead) 0.87% 3.16% 11.58% 34.05% 50.34%
Watford 0.89% 3.25% 10.98% 34.83% 50.05%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Hemel Hempstead. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Hemel Hempstead. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Highfield (Best) 12341/32845
Hemel Hempstead Town 17015/32845
Adeyfield West 17673/32845
Bennetts End 19752/32845
Grovehill 19944/32845
Apsley and Corner Hall 23537/32845
Chaulden and Warners End 23957/32845
Gadebridge 25098/32845
Boxmoor 25456/32845
Kings Langley (Worst) 27206/32845
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Deprivation in Hemel Hempstead

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Hemel Hempstead. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Grovehill (Best) 12448/32845
Hemel Hempstead Town 12581/32845
Adeyfield West 14983/32845
Bennetts End 16405/32845
Apsley and Corner Hall 20523/32845
Chaulden and Warners End 20657/32845
Gadebridge 21546/32845
Boxmoor 22134/32845
Kings Langley 28404/32845
Highfield (Worst) 8875/32845

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