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Crime and Safety in Ealing

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Ealing is among the top 20 safest boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Ealing in 2021 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 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 1,001st 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 9,675 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 9,101 offences and a difference of 1.68 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Ealing's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 145 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 40% from 2020's figure of 203 crimes.

Ealing 2022 Crime Scorecard

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6% lower, regional crime rate

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11% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ealing is 6% lower than London and 11% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ealing Crime Rate Over Time

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Ealing Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ealing represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Ealing

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20218227,933
20208428,578
20198729,885
20188228,088
20178127,736
20168027,430

Crime in Ealing Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Ealing This Year

 EalingLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11,89534.80303,00033.85 2.7% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft5091.4921,5362.41 62% safer
Burglary1,8445.3952,4145.85 9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2,0025.8653,1985.94 1.4% safer
Drugs1,4694.3043,2274.83 12% safer
Other Crime4011.1710,2651.15 1.7% more dangerous
Other Theft2,8818.4390,13710.07 19% safer
Possession of Weapons1450.425,0140.56 33% safer
Public Order2,4217.0861,3056.85 3.2% more dangerous
Robbery6251.8322,5282.52 38% safer
Shoplifting9082.6633,6743.76 41% safer
Theft From the Person6251.8339,8094.45 143% safer
Vehicle Crime4,42812.9598,51711.00 15% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences9,67528.31244,97527.36 3.4% more dangerous

Ealing Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet26,55567.0822% safer
Wandsworth24,77575.159% safer
Redbridge23,71877.715% safer
Waltham Forest21,88179.003.4% safer
Hillingdon24,34679.343.0% safer
Ealing27,93381.72-
Brent27,08082.120.49% more dangerous
Croydon31,89482.480.92% more dangerous
Hounslow22,55583.071.6% more dangerous
Enfield28,41585.134.0% more dangerous
Lewisham26,12885.434.3% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ealing

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Recent Crimes in Ealing

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near The Vale Uxbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Hillside RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Queen'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ash GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near The ApproachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Halsbury Road EastInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denehurst GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Knowsley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Nemoure RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Birkbeck RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Locarno RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green ValeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hatfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Stephenson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Witham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Old Church LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ealing Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28304835 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.71.41.81.5 Safer
Burglary7865 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6666 Safer
Drugs3.04.464.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.860.931.21.2 Getting worse
Other Theft101088 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.640.590.42 Safer
Public Order6677 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.53.72.51.8 Safer
Shoplifting3.73.73.12.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.22.61.51.8 Safer
Vehicle Crime12151313 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences25252728 Getting 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 2021.

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
Coventry39.93105% safer
Birmingham49.6065% safer
Barnet67.0822% safer
Ealing81.72-
Croydon82.480.92% more dangerous
Sheffield90.039% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Ealing's Neighbourhoods

North Acton is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Ealing, followed by Ealing Broadway East in second place, and Southall Park as the third most dangerous area. Ealing's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Bilton Road, Elthorne Park, and Pitshanger.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Acton Central1,142130Fourth
Acton Noel Road & Lynton Road3745332nd
Bedford Park5237621st
Bilton Road3064537th
Brent Valley3035134th
Chiswick North West3635331st
Cuckoo Park6416922nd
Drayton Green & Cleveland5285828th
Ealing Broadway East2,070142Second
Ealing Broadway West4865530th
Ealing Common & Twyford Ave84099Ninth
East Acton8356923rd
Elthorne Park2273539th
Greenford North7649112th
Greenford Ravenor Park4285827th
Greenford South6388613th
Greenford West6936624th
Hanger Hill East792102Seventh
Hanwell5497620th
Horsenden4054635th
Kingshill Avenue6517618th
North Acton1,909164First
Northfields4866226th
Northolt East63294Tenth
Northolt South7719311th
Northolt West6466425th
Norwood Green North & Windmill Park1,343117Fifth
Norwood Green South6027916th
Perivale761101Eighth
Pitshanger2363838th
South Acton6378114th
South Ealing2944536th
Southall Green1,0797619th
Southall North4685629th
Southall Park1,267134Third
Southall West9768115th
St Mary's6937817th
West Ealing1,127106Sixth
Whitton Avenue West4835233rd

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 BehaviourPitshanger (79)Acton Central (625)
Bicycle TheftWhitton Avenue West (1)Ealing Broadway East (79)
BurglaryBilton Road (13)North Acton (119)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPitshanger (12)North Acton (148)
DrugsPitshanger (5)Acton Central (75)
Other CrimeChiswick North West (1)Southall Park (26)
Other TheftPitshanger (13)Ealing Broadway East (360)
Possession of WeaponsWhitton Avenue West (1)North Acton (13)
Public OrderPitshanger (10)Norwood Green North & Windmill Park (203)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Whitton Avenue West (4)Southall Park (50)
ShopliftingBilton Road (1)West Ealing (154)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Drayton Green & Cleveland (1)Ealing Broadway East (260)
Vehicle CrimeSouthall West (80)North Acton (450)
Violence and Sexual OffencesElthorne Park (60)Norwood Green North & Windmill Park (603)

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 boroughs 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.

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