Hemel Hempstead crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 14.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 34.8% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 89% of national crime rate. Robbery crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 34.1% over the last twelve months.Hemel Hempstead crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →34.8%30. lowest89%14.5k-2.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime →15.2%40. lowest87%6.3k3.7%
Other theft crime →8.1%47. lowest92%3.4k-10.7%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.8%31. lowest88%3.2k-7.1%
Vehicle crime →7.7%35. highest111%3.2k-2.3%
Shoplifting crime →7.6%45. lowest96%3.2k32.4%
Public order crime →7.0%26. lowest81%2.9k-21.0%
Burglary crime →3.9%31. lowest82%1.6k4.6%
Drugs crime →2.4%32. lowest79%9921.8%
Other crime →1.9%47. lowest96%81119.6%
Theft from the person crime →1.1%31. highest51%465-16.8%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%36. lowest73%371-9.5%
Robbery crime →0.8%44. lowest58%33834.1%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%25. lowest68%2907.8%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "vehicle crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Vehicle crime" rate is at 111% of national crime rate which puts Hemel Hempstead on 35. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Vehicle crime" makes up 7.7% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "vehicle crime" is 3.2k cases and has decreased by 2.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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