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45 reported crimes in North Mymms in April

31% for ‘violence and sexual offences’

Herts police, image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary

The crime figures for North Mymms for April 2019 reveal that 45 incidents were reported with 22 in and around Brookmans Park and 16 in the Welham Green area.

The most commons crime was ‘violence and sexual offences’ with 14 incidents being investigated including seven in Brookmans Park, six in Welham Green, and one in Little Heath.

According to Hertfordshire police, the category ‘violence and sexual offences’ includes “offences against the person such as common assaults, grievous bodily harm and sexual offences”.

The figures taken from the Hertfordshire Constabulary database for the Welwyn Hatfield South area show a total of 242 reported crimes. The incidents in North Mymms are as follows:

Brookmans Park

  • Violence and sexual offences = 7
  • Vehicle crime = 5
  • Burglary = 3
  • Criminal damage and arson = 3
  • Anti social behaviour = 2
  • Public order = 1
  • Theft = 1

Colney Heath

  • Anti social behaviour = 1

Little Heath

  • Anti social behaviour = 1
  • Burglary = 1
  • Violence and sexual offences = 1

Water End

  • Vehicle crime = 1

Welham Green

  • Violence and sexual offences = 6
  • Anti social behaviour = 5
  • Criminal damage and arson = 2
  • Vehicle crime = 2
  • Burglary & theft = 1
  • Other crime = 1
  • Drugs = 1

The Herts Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) offers free support and practical help to anyone in Hertfordshire who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence.

Their service is completely confidential and you do not have to give any personal information in order to get help. They have a 24/7 helpline - 0808 178 4448.

The government also has a helpline for those subjected to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Hertfordshire Constabulary crime categories

  • Anti-social behaviour: Includes personal, environmental and nuisance anti-social behaviour.
  • Burglary: Includes offences where a person enters a house or other building with the intention of stealing.
  • Criminal damage and arson: Includes damage to buildings and vehicles and deliberate damage by fire.
  • Drugs: Includes offences related to possession, supply and production. 
  • Other crime: Includes forgery, perjury and other miscellaneous crime. 
  • Other theft: Includes theft by an employee, blackmail and making off without payment.
  • Public order: Includes offences which cause fear, alarm or distress. 
  • Robbery: Includes offences where a person uses force or threat of force to steal.
  • Theft from the person: Includes crimes that involve theft directly from the victim (including handbag, wallet, cash, mobile phones) but without the use or threat of physical force.
  • Vehicle crime: Includes theft from or of a vehicle or interference with a vehicle. 
  • Violence and sexual offences: Includes offences against the person such as common assaults, Grievous Bodily Harm and sexual offences.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has a page where crimes can be reported online.

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