Crime: latest results

Kevin Snow11th February 2008

British Crime Survey figures for Three Rivers show a 14.6% reduction in overall crime between 2006 and 2007.

The total number of crimes in Three Rivers between 1 April and 31 December 2007 was 2,181. The figure is equivalent to a crime rate of 25.65 crimes per thousand residents, the lowest level in Hertfordshire.

Other key findings include:

  • An increase in burglaries to 273 but the lowest rate in Hertfordshire (equivalent to 3.21 burglaries per thousand residents).
  • Vehicle crime fell to 597 incidents (96 fewer crimes compared to last year. Equivalent to 7.02 vehicle crimes per 1,000 residents – the lowest rate in Hertfordshire).
  • Violent crime fell by 93 to 409 crimes (equivalent to 4.81 incidents per 1,000 residents – the lowest rate in Hertfordshire).
  • Criminal damage fell by 270 crimes to 755 (equivalent to 8.89 incidents per 1,000 residents – the lowest rate in Hertfordshire).

Councillor Roger Seabourne, Chair of the Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership, said:

“These are good low crime results, but they may not be so reassuring if you have actually been a victim of crime. We are working harder than ever to make the district safer still. The number of PCSOs will increase shortly to 25, due to funding for four extra posts from the District Council and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

“We need the ongoing help of residents in reducing crime – I encourage residents to be active members of Neighbourhood Watch and if you see something suspicious, report it.”

Residents can report incidents or concerns to Hertfordshire Constabulary 0845 33 00 222 or by email from

Cllr Seabourne is also Three Rivers District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety.

All figures compare to the same time period in 2006.