Moving to Luton, Bedfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Luton, Bedfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Luton in Bedfordshire? 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 Luton 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 Luton the land of milk and honey or are Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Harpenden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Luton

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Luton. 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
Round Green 249
Biscot 244
Bury Park 237
Hart Hill 168
Park Street 142
Farley Hill 40
Wandon End 8
Aley Green 4
Caddington 3
Chiltern Green 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Luton. 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 Luton. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Biscot (Best) 11441/32845
Dallow 12247/32845
Caddington 17104/32845
Wigmore 19505/32845
Harpenden North 26085/32845
South 5546/32845
Crawley 6582/32845
Farley 6879/32845
High Town 7952/32845
Round Green (Worst) 9311/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Your Health in Luton

If you are thinking of moving to Luton, 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 Luton 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
Luton 1.2% 3.73% 12.44% 36.07% 46.56%
Central Bedfordshire (Luton) 0.84% 3.02% 11.48% 35.52% 49.15%
Dacorum 0.87% 3.16% 11.58% 34.05% 50.34%
North Hertfordshire 0.81% 3.11% 11.77% 34.11% 50.19%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Luton. 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 Luton. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
South (Best) 10102/32845
Dallow 11120/32845
High Town 12046/32845
Crawley 13530/32845
Round Green 15672/32845
Wigmore 16541/32845
Caddington 22756/32845
Harpenden North 31796/32845
Farley 7254/32845
Biscot (Worst) 9724/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Luton

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 Luton. 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
High Town (Best) 10107/32845
Round Green 13510/32845
Crawley 13615/32845
Wigmore 19316/32845
Caddington 20083/32845
Harpenden North 30844/32845
Farley 6155/32845
Biscot 6980/32845
Dallow 7514/32845
South (Worst) 8235/32845

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