Crime in North Hertfordshire compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending September 2018, the crime rate in North Hertfordshire was lower than the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. North Hertfordshire lies below the green line, so its crime rate is lower than normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 79.00
Most Similar Group average 70.03
Lower bound 62.08
Area Crime rate
Three Rivers 49.03
North Hertfordshire 57.94
South Gloucestershire 59.66
Wycombe 60.76
Central Bedfordshire 62.78
Eastleigh 64.78
North Hampshire 69.38
Charnwood 70.55
Cherwell 71.96
Rugby 72.28
Dacorum 73.20
Tonbridge & Malling 76.77
Chelmsford 76.95
Epping Forest 81.98
Maidstone 102.40

(Source: ONS)

Crime in North Hertfordshire compared with crime in the Hertfordshire force area

In the year ending September 2018, the crime rate in North Hertfordshire was lower than average for the Hertfordshire force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 70.97
Three Rivers 49.03
East Hertfordshire 53.52
North Hertfordshire 57.94
St Albans 66.42
Dacorum 73.20
Hertsmere 75.09
Welwyn & Hatfield 76.23
Broxbourne 83.07
Watford 99.37
Stevenage 103.23

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in North Hertfordshire and in the Hertfordshire force area

In the quarter ending September 2018, crime rates were:

  • up in North Hertfordshire
  • up in the Hertfordshire force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date North Hertfordshire Most Similar Group average Hertfordshire North Hertfordshire
September 2015 12.92 13.35 10.46
December 2015 13.07 13.72 10.79
March 2016 12.71 13.63 10.50
June 2016 14.13 14.40 11.53
September 2016 14.47 15.32 12.17
December 2016 14.89 16.38 12.21
March 2017 15.07 16.59 13.02
June 2017 16.40 17.43 14.44
September 2017 16.56 17.36 13.81
December 2017 17.38 18.02 14.54
March 2018 16.47 17.35 13.75
June 2018 18.36 18.24 14.87
September 2018 18.27 18.34 15.04

(Source: ONS)

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