Crime is lower than Herts average

Kevin Snow27th January 2009

Three Rivers continues to be the safest district in Hertfordshire.  The district's crime level dropped by 1% between October and December compared to the same period in 2007.  The district's current level of crime is 42% below the county average.

Vehicle crime fell by 6.9% to 202 incidents.  Criminal damage dropped by 2.4% to 240 crimes.  Domestic burglary increased by 34.6%

to 148 incidents while non-domestic burglary fell by 24.7% to 67.  Despite the rise, the domestic burglary rate remains relatively low, at 4 incidents per 1,000 homes.  Violent crime saw a reduction of 22.5% to 131 incidents.

Residents can arrange a free security check from West Herts Against Crime on 01923 801138. Older and vulnerable residents can have security devices installed for free. The group receives support from the Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership.

The Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership is delivering a safety bulletin to every household in the middle of February which will include advice and resources to reduce the risk of crime further.  Further safety advice is available at or residents can ring 0845 33 00 222 for the Police crime prevention team.

All figures refer to the period of October to December 2008 (Quarter 3 of 2008/9).

Source: IQANTA.