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Crime and Safety in Enfield

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Enfield is among the top 20 most dangerous boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Enfield in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 1.9% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Enfield is the 24th safest city, and the 927th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Enfield had the worst crime rate in London for vehicle crime, with 493 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Enfield residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 195 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Enfield are violence and sexual offences, with 9,486 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 8,966 offences and a difference of 1.56 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Enfield's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 157 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 34% from 2020's figure of 211 crimes.

Enfield 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Boroughs, London

1.3% lower, regional crime rate

London

10% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Enfield is 1.3% lower than London and 10% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Enfield Crime Rate Over Time

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Enfield Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Enfield

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20218528,415
20208528,260
20198728,919
20188327,790
20177424,605
20166822,808

Crime in Enfield Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Enfield This Year

 EnfieldLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10,44731.30303,00033.85 8% safer
Bicycle Theft2180.6521,5362.41 271% safer
Burglary2,1256.3752,4145.85 8% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,9725.9153,1985.94 0.51% safer
Drugs1,0943.2843,2274.83 47% safer
Other Crime4091.2310,2651.15 7% more dangerous
Other Theft2,8528.5490,13710.07 18% safer
Possession of Weapons1570.475,0140.56 19% safer
Public Order1,9425.8261,3056.85 18% safer
Robbery8972.6922,5282.52 6% more dangerous
Shoplifting8742.6233,6743.76 44% safer
Theft From the Person7372.2139,8094.45 101% safer
Vehicle Crime5,65216.9398,51711.00 35% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences9,48628.42244,97827.36 3.7% more dangerous

Enfield Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hillingdon24,34679.347% safer
Ealing27,93381.724.2% safer
Brent27,08082.123.7% safer
Croydon31,89782.483.2% safer
Hounslow22,55583.072.5% safer
Enfield28,41585.13-
Lewisham26,12885.430.35% more dangerous
Barking and Dagenham18,48386.811.9% more dangerous
Greenwich25,03786.952.1% more dangerous
Newham32,82892.968% more dangerous
Lambeth31,36296.1911% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Enfield

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Recent Crimes in Enfield

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near MerrivaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Summerskille CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Elsiedene RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Freemantle AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lowden RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Bounces RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nelson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Old Farm AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Petrol StationOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lansbury AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bourneside CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bury StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near NightclubInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Brancroft WayOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ardra RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hazelwood LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Silver StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Spencer AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Enfield Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24254431 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.610.740.770.65 Safer
Burglary9976 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6666 Safer
Drugs2.63.04.33.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.11.21.2 Getting worse
Other Theft9989 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.660.740.630.47 Safer
Public Order4.44.556 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)3.853.22.7 Safer
Shoplifting3.93.12.62.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.12.51.92.2 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime17171717 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences23252728 Getting worse

Changes In Enfield's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Enfield's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Enfield that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Botany Bay Cricket Club----100.32
Broomfield Park91-22795
Bury Lodge Park-----10.48
Craig Park22---327
Cuckoo Hall Recreation Ground411-131221
Durants Park-133300.51
Enfield Cricket Club41--156
Firs Farm Wetlands51---00.29
Grovelands Park14--2-00.43
Henry Barrass Recreation Ground----110.33
Hilly Fields Park264---50.98
North London Cricket Club264---522
Pymmes Park27248313134.3
Saracens Rugby Football Club1----40.68
Tottenham Park Cemetery321-556
Trent Park311--10.03
Whitewebbs Park1361-240.45
Whitewebbs Park173--130.56

Comparing Enfield to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0827% safer
Croydon82.483.2% safer
Enfield85.13-
Sheffield90.055% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Coventry102.2417% more dangerous
Leicester111.5924% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6434% more dangerous
Bradford132.2836% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Enfield's Neighbourhoods

Edmonton Green is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Enfield, followed by Upper Edmonton East & Meridian Water in second place, and Southbury East as the third most dangerous area. Enfield's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Enfield Town North, Oakwood Park & Highlands, and World's End.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bowes7456926th
Brimsdown & Ponders End827121Fourth
Brimsdown Avenue6567422nd
Broomfield Park7436330th
Bullsmoor & Freezywater5667423rd
Bury Street West & Village Road5695931st
Carterhatch & Forty Hall7167820th
Chase & Crews Hill7629011th
Chase Farm & The Ridgeway6988215th
Chase Side932108Sixth
Cockfosters & Hadley Wood6108514th
Edmonton Green1,560169First
Enfield Lock1,0047721st
Enfield Town North2684235th
Enfield Town South & Bush Hill Park1,01499Eighth
Enfield Wash93193Tenth
Grange Park4186529th
Haslebury North6136827th
Haslebury South931101Seventh
Lower Edmonton North7947819th
Lower Edmonton South9768912th
New Southgate & Arnos Grove6948116th
Oakwood Park & Highlands3824334th
Palmers Green East5936925th
Palmers Green West7268117th
Ponders End South7437818th
Southbury East1,572138Third
Southbury West95597Ninth
Southgate7637224th
Southgate Green4105132nd
Tatem Park6776728th
Turkey Street8328513th
Upper Edmonton East & Meridian Water1,976159Second
Upper Edmonton West1,112109Fifth
Winchmore Hill3854833rd
World's End2513836th

Enfield Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWorld's End (72)Edmonton Green (717)
Bicycle TheftChase Farm & The Ridgeway (1)Edmonton Green (16)
BurglaryEnfield Lock (53)Cockfosters & Hadley Wood (70)
Criminal Damage and ArsonEnfield Town North (7)Edmonton Green (113)
DrugsSouthgate Green (5)Brimsdown & Ponders End (65)
Other CrimeGrange Park (2)Brimsdown & Ponders End (18)
Other TheftWinchmore Hill (21)Upper Edmonton East & Meridian Water (435)
Possession of WeaponsBroomfield Park (1)Brimsdown & Ponders End (11)
Public OrderGrange Park (8)Edmonton Green (118)
Robbery (inc. mugging)World's End (3)Edmonton Green (54)
ShopliftingBowes (1)Cockfosters & Hadley Wood (72)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Oakwood Park & Highlands (1)Edmonton Green (128)
Vehicle CrimeOakwood Park & Highlands (71)Upper Edmonton East & Meridian Water (406)
Violence and Sexual OffencesGrange Park (76)Edmonton Green (463)

Crime in Enfield During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Enfield change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Enfield saw a 279% increase in anti-social behaviour. Enfield saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 85% compared to April in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Enfield's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+52%+279%+170%+67%+26%+40%+74%+58%+66%+77%
Bicycle Theft--31%-41%+70%-10%-31%+110%+53%+144%+30%
Burglary+4%-60%-45%-39%-24%-6%-26%-14%-36%-36%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-41%+8%-1%-1%+21%-10%+19%+14%-5%
Drugs+1%+97%+129%+91%+44%+12%+38%+51%+37%+7%
Other Crime-14%-32%-+22%+167%+26%+80%+29%+63%-40%
Other Theft-32%-31%-37%-40%-20%+1%+14%-12%+9%+3%
Possession of Weapons-+43%-9%-16%-26%-62%-33%-9%+77%-44%
Public Order+43%-12%-+22%+42%+66%+31%+9%-3%+18%
Robbery-21%-75%-65%-58%-44%-30%-30%-51%-44%-48%
Shoplifting-39%-41%-51%-4%+15%+25%+15%-16%-30%-30%
Theft From the Person-35%-85%-47%-58%-21%-23%--31%+2%-
Vehicle Crime-14%-19%-13%-6%+7%+8%+29%+8%+0%-17%
Violence and Sexual Offences-3%+1%+15%+6%-2%+27%+16%+25%+5%+19%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Enfield

What police force serves Enfield?
Enfield's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.

How dangerous is Enfield?
Enfield is among the top 20 most dangerous borough in London.

What is Enfield's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Enfield are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Enfield?
Enfield's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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