Hertfordshire has always been and continues to be, a safe place to live and work. Crime statistics are comparatively low and show we have an even spread of crime types across the county with each area bringing its own challenges and demographics.
Hertfordshire Constabulary polices an area of 632 square miles, with a population of more than a million. The mix of villages and towns, with some of the busiest roads in Europe, places a variety of demands on the police.
All districts as wholes in Hertfordshire are less deprived than average for local authorities in England. However, there are pockets of poverty concentrated in Stevenage, Watford and Broxbourne.
Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) accounts for the top crime in the county, with over 31,000 instances recorded in the last year. The three major crime types outside of ASB are violent crime, criminal damage and arson and vehicle crime.