Ealing Crime Overview

Ealing is among the top 20 safest cities in London, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of London's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ealing in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 4.6% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ealing is the 21st safest city, and the 870th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Ealing had the worst crime rate in London for criminal damage and arson, with 201 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.59 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Ealing residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 356 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Ealing are violence and sexual offences, with 9,101 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 4.4% higher than 2019's figure of 8,705 offences and a difference of 1.16 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Ealing's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 203 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 8% from 2019's figure of 220 crimes.

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Crime in Ealing Compared To London

Summary of Crimes in Ealing This Year

 EalingLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16,42448.05416,48646.523.2% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft6181.8124,3552.7250% safer
Burglary2,1866.4061,0906.827% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2,0636.0451,7285.784.3% more dangerous
Drugs2,0756.0752,7895.902.8% more dangerous
Other Crime4131.2110,3371.155.0% more dangerous
Other Theft2,6787.8384,2109.4120% safer
Possession of Weapons2030.596,0140.6714% safer
Public Order2,2256.5156,3686.303.2% more dangerous
Robbery8662.5327,5443.0822% safer
Shoplifting1,0713.1335,6593.9827% safer
Theft From the Person5231.5335,1173.92156% safer
Vehicle Crime4,55613.33107,68712.0310% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences9,10126.63229,97825.693.5% more dangerous

Ealing Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromley21,68465.2528% safer
Barnet26,80667.7123% safer
Wandsworth24,28273.6514% safer
Redbridge22,87374.9412% safer
Croydon32,18183.220.47% safer
Ealing28,57883.61-
Waltham Forest23,28184.050.52% more dangerous
Hillingdon25,81384.120.61% more dangerous
Enfield28,26084.661.2% more dangerous
Brent27,93284.701.3% more dangerous
Greenwich24,72185.852.6% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ealing

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Ealing Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28283048Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.91.71.41.8Getting worse
Burglary8786Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666Safer
Drugs3.53.04.46Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.860.931.2Getting worse
Other Theft1010108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.610.550.640.59Safer
Public Order6667Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.42.53.72.5Safer
Shoplifting4.93.73.73.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.72.22.61.5Safer
Vehicle Crime11121513Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences24252527Getting worse

Changes In Ealing's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ealing's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Ealing that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Brent River Park1----10.11
Brent Valley Municipal Golf Course5111130.30
Brentside School Playing Field----141.4
Cayton Green Park24---1310
Churchfields Recreation Ground52--100.96
Durdans Cricket Ground33--114.2
Ealing Common-11--00.16
North Acton Playing Fields10-1-352.1
Oldfield Recreation Ground-1---00.49
Popefield Playing Fields----100.36
Rectory Park19----10.91
Southfields Recreation Ground14---103.0
The Woodlands-111-16
Wood End Recreation Ground---1-22.5

Comparing Ealing to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7123% safer
Coventry77.418% safer
Croydon83.220.47% safer
Ealing83.61-
Sheffield85.812.6% more dangerous
Bristol86.213.0% more dangerous
Leicester97.4414% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8719% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2822% more dangerous
Bradford133.0237% more dangerous
Leeds137.1039% more dangerous

Crime in Ealing's Neighbourhoods

North Acton is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Ealing, followed by Norwood Green North & Windmill Park in second place, and Acton Central as the third most dangerous area. Ealing's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Bilton Road, Brent Valley, and Horsenden.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Acton Central1,179134Third
Acton Noel Road & Lynton Road3925632nd
Bedford Park4967221st
Bilton Road2393539th
Brent Valley2824737th
Chiswick North West3925830th
Cuckoo Park6386923rd
Drayton Green & Cleveland6196824th
Ealing Broadway East1,830125Fourth
Ealing Broadway West5015631st
Ealing Common & Twyford Ave83298Ninth
East Acton7556227th
Elthorne Park3044736th
Greenford North7949412th
Greenford Ravenor Park4355928th
Greenford South6649014th
Greenford West7457122nd
Hanger Hill East7319411th
Hanwell5257320th
Horsenden3814338th
Kingshill Avenue7679013th
North Acton1,971169First
Northfields4585929th
Northolt East64196Tenth
Northolt South898108Seventh
Northolt West6376326th
Norwood Green North & Windmill Park1,745151Second
Norwood Green South6338416th
Perivale785104Eighth
Pitshanger2954735th
South Acton6778615th
South Ealing3535533rd
Southall Green1,0497419th
Southall North5666825th
Southall Park1,135120Fifth
Southall West9147618th
St Mary's6797617th
West Ealing1,165110Sixth
Whitton Avenue West5095434th

Ealing Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Ealing for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBedford Park (149)Northolt South (739)
Bicycle TheftWhitton Avenue West (2)Ealing Broadway East (94)
BurglaryElthorne Park (19)Greenford North (99)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBilton Road (17)Acton Central (114)
DrugsPitshanger (3)Acton Central (114)
Other CrimeHanwell (2)North Acton (32)
Other TheftBilton Road (15)North Acton (256)
Possession of WeaponsActon Noel Road & Lynton Road (1)Northolt South (14)
Public OrderHorsenden (20)Norwood Green North & Windmill Park (260)
Robbery (inc. mugging)South Acton (6)Greenford South (41)
ShopliftingGreenford Ravenor Park (1)West Ealing (186)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bilton Road (1)Ealing Broadway East (146)
Vehicle CrimeBilton Road (38)North Acton (425)
Violence and Sexual OffencesPitshanger (64)Norwood Green North & Windmill Park (749)

Crime in Ealing During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ealing change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Ealing saw a 181% increase in bicycle theft. Ealing saw a large fall in theft from the person during June, when it fell by 78% compared to June in 2019. Ealing saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, other theft, robbery, and theft from the person.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+166%+134%+49%+44%+61%+58%+38%+88%+39%
Bicycle Theft-51%-51%-13%+13%+18%+31%+102%+181%+86%+9%
Burglary-38%-38%-42%-34%-21%-25%-21%-2%--44%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%-23%-6%-1%-1%+30%-3%+13%-14%-3%
Drugs-1%+137%+75%+55%+3%+21%-2%+67%+83%+36%
Other Crime+3%+22%-+35%+30%+137%+46%+54%+34%+37%
Other Theft-35%-48%-30%-22%-17%-4%+15%-5%-17%-25%
Possession of Weapons-58%+17%-35%+31%-38%-21%-24%+10%+85%+36%
Public Order+8%-11%-7%+30%+12%+10%+43%+19%+9%+22%
Robbery-41%-75%-61%-39%-2%-20%-6%+9%-22%-37%
Shoplifting-34%-52%-53%-44%-12%+18%+22%+5%-21%-33%
Theft From the Person-46%-71%-75%-78%-66%-44%+33%-32%-56%-11%
Vehicle Crime-27%-15%-23%-11%+8%+17%+9%-10%-20%-43%
Violence and Sexual Offences-1%-14%+7%-3%+6%+26%+11%+2%-7%+17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ealing

What police force serves Ealing?
Ealing's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.
How dangerous is Ealing?
Ealing is among the top 20 safest cities in London.
What is Ealing's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ealing are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ealing?
Ealing's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021