Crime deprivation is one of the domains that make up the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 (IMD 2015).
Ten LSOAs1 are in the 25% most deprived in England in relation to levels of crime.
Half are in the south of Hereford city, the rest are located in the north of the city, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
Since 2010, Leominster has changed the most, with more of its LSOAs becoming relatively more deprived and fewer becoming less deprived than in the other towns. It is not possible to say whether this is a worsening of the situation in Leominster or an improvement in other areas of England.
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 2015.
Source: Department of Communities and Local Government
1Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) are fixed statistical geographies of about 1,500 people designed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). For more information please see the useful definitions page.