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39 reported crimes in North Mymms in February

15 reports of ‘violence and sexual offences’

Herts police, image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary

The February 2020 crime figures for North Mymms show that 39 incidents were reported during the month, 12 fewer than in January.

The most common category of crime was ‘violence and sexual offences’, with 15 incidents being investigated, seven in Brookmans Park, seven in Welham Green, and one in Little Heath.

The Hertfordshire police definition of violence and sexual offences includes 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 207 reported crimes in February compared with 199 the previous month.

The incidents in North Mymms were as follows:

Brookmans Park = 14
  • Burglary = 4
  • Criminal damage and arson = 1
  • Drugs = 1
  • Vehicle crime = 1
  • Violence and sexual offences = 7
Little Heath = 2
  • Other crime = 1
  • Violence and sexual offences = 1
Welham Green = 23
  • Anti-social behaviour = 8
  • Burglary = 2
  • Criminal damage and arson = 2
  • Public order = 1
  • Shoplifting = 1
  • Vehicle crime = 2
  • Violence and sexual offences = 7

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.
  • Shoplifting: Includes theft from shops or stalls.
  • 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.

The force has a page where crimes can be reported online.

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North Mymms News started compiling the locally reported crimes in April 2019. Below is a list of the articles created using information from the police database for the Welwyn Hatfield South area of Hertfordshire.

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