Watford crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 7.1k crimes were violent crimes which is 27.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 81% of national crime rate. Other crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 26.9% over the last twelve months.Watford crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →27.4%14. lowest81%7.1k-4.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime →24.1%13. highest161%6.2k4.8%
Other theft crime →9.1%16. highest118%2.4k0.6%
Vehicle crime →8.4%24. highest137%2.2k4.5%
Shoplifting crime →7.4%32. highest110%1.9k24.4%
Criminal damage and arson crime →6.7%26. lowest88%1.7k-6.5%
Public order crime →4.3%6. lowest56%1.1k-12.6%
Burglary crime →4.1%43. highest99%1.1k7.9%
Drugs crime →2.3%42. lowest87%58810.3%
Bicycle theft crime →1.7%15. highest159%4440.5%
Other crime →1.4%39. lowest83%37326.9%
Theft from the person crime →1.4%23. highest71%3613.7%
Robbery crime →0.9%38. highest72%2303.6%
Possession of weapons crime →0.9%41. highest99%22122.8%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "antisocial behaviour crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Antisocial behaviour crime" rate is at 161% of national crime rate which puts Watford on 13. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 24.1% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 6.2k cases and has increased by 4.8% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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