Crime deprivation is one of the domains that make up the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 (IMD 2019).
Six Herefordshire LSOAs  are amongst the 25% most deprived in England with respect to crime. Four are in Hereford city (two each in the south the north of the city), one in Leominster and one in Ross-on-Wye; no areas of the county are within the 10% most deprived in England.
Since 2015 around one in six of Herefordshire LSOAs have become relatively more deprived in terms of crime deprivation, compared with around one in three that became relatively less deprived. The largest increases in relative deprivation are evident to the north and east of Hereford in ‘Bromyard Downs’ and ‘Greater Bosbury’. Of those LSOAs where crime deprivation has shown a relative improvement the greatest changes are evident in ‘Fairfields’ and ‘Queenswood’ located to the east and north of Hereford respectively.
The Crime Domain measures the risk of personal and material victimisation and is made up of several indicators based on the recorded numbers of violent crimes, burglaries, thefts and criminal damage.
Figure 1: Map showing the areas of Herefordshire that are amongst the most deprived in England according to the crime domain of the indices of deprivation 2019.
Source: Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government
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