Watford crime stats

Last updated: 12 May 2024

The overall crime rate in Watford postcode area is 103.7 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 7.1k crimes were violent crimes which is 27.8% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 83% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 26.2% over the last twelve months.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 160% of national crime rate which puts Watford on 10. position out of 99 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 decreased by 0.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of April 2023 - March 2024.

Watford crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →27.8%26. lowest83%7.1k-2.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →24.1%10. highest160%6.2k-0.5%
Other theft crime →9.0%14. highest121%2.3k-3.6%
Vehicle crime →8.1%26. highest139%2.1k-1.1%
Shoplifting crime →7.8%30. highest113%2.0k26.2%
Criminal damage and arson crime →6.7%38. lowest88%1.7k-7.2%
Burglary crime →4.0%43. highest101%1.0k-1.8%
Public order crime →3.9%8. lowest54%1.0k-22.2%
Drugs crime →2.3%45. lowest89%5898.9%
Bicycle theft crime →1.6%14. highest153%405-6.9%
Other crime →1.5%43. lowest85%38224.0%
Theft from the person crime →1.4%21. highest76%353-1.1%
Robbery crime →1.0%34. highest88%26518.8%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%49. lowest86%194-2.0%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Watford crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Watford postcode area to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Watford crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticWatford postcode area crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour25.015.6
Bicycle theft1.61.1
Criminal damage and arson6.97.8
Other crime1.51.8
Other theft9.47.7
Possession of weapons0.80.9
Public order4.17.6
Theft from the person1.41.9
Vehicle crime8.46.0
Violent crime28.934.9

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Watford crime rate comparison map

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