THREE Rivers has the lowest level of crime in Hertfordshire, with new figures showing a 14 per cent overall reduction in offences in 2009 from 2008.
There were 409 violent crimes, 79 fewer than the previous year, while criminal damage incidents fell from 735 to 698 - both the lowest in the county.
Burglaries dropped to 228 while vehicle crimes were slashed to 498, 112 fewer than last year and the second and third lowest in Hertfordshire respectively.
The figures, compiled by the British Crime Survey, also found that pedal bicycle thefts fell by eight per cent.
Councillor Roger Seabourne, chairman of Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership, said: "Three Rivers is officially one of the five safest districts in England. Although it is excellent to see a reduction in all crimes, we must continue working hard to ensure crime results remain low and fall further.
"Residents can play a key role in the low crime levels with our active Neighbourhood Watch groups.
"I urge residents to help their community by taking part and reporting anything suspicious."