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Overall crime levels

Herefordshire is generally a low crime rate area and crime per 1000 population continues to be below, or at the average, for West Mercia as can be seen below.  The most common crime category continues to be ‘violence without injury’ forming nearly 24% of all crime.  Rural crime remains unchanged.  Effective partnership collaboration has ensured that Herefordshire continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit. 

Herefordshire crimes per 1,000 population 2017-18.


Source:  West Mercia Police

Herefordshire – offence type as a percentage of total crime 2017-18

Source:  West Mercia Police

Last updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018