Hammersmith and Fulham Crime Overview

Hammersmith and Fulham is among the top 10 most dangerous cities in London. The overall crime rate in Hammersmith and Fulham in 2020 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 13% higher than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Hammersmith and Fulham ranks as the among the top 20 most dangerous city, and the the 493rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham are violence and sexual offences, with 4,799 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 15% lower than 2019's figure of 5,509 offences and a difference of 3.84 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Hammersmith and Fulham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 103 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 30% from 2019's figure of 134 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham This Year

 Hammersmith and FulhamLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8,93548.26386,65143.1411% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1,0435.6323,0182.5754% more dangerous
Burglary1,3427.2556,3306.2913% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,0685.7747,5635.318% more dangerous
Drugs1,0435.6349,0295.472.8% more dangerous
Other Crime2021.099,5341.062.8% more dangerous
Other Theft1,96310.6077,7838.6818% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1030.565,6020.6312% safer
Public Order1,4347.7552,2705.8325% more dangerous
Robbery5152.7825,4802.842.2% safer
Shoplifting9625.2032,9053.6729% more dangerous
Theft From the Person5312.8731,8293.5524% safer
Vehicle Crime2,11011.4099,97811.162.1% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences4,79925.92211,94323.659% more dangerous

Hammersmith and Fulham Compared to Nearby Cities

CitiesTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hounslow21,72980.0316% safer
Lewisham24,81981.1514% safer
Newham30,15485.398% safer
Lambeth28,01585.938% safer
Tower Hamlets28,51487.805% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham17,11592.44-
Southwark29,61492.880.47% more dangerous
Haringey25,57195.182.9% more dangerous
Hackney27,34597.275.0% more dangerous
Islington24,14699.587% more dangerous
Kensington and Chelsea16,253104.1011% more dangerous

Hammersmith and Fulham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32303148Getting worse
Bicycle Theft6666Safer
Burglary1010107Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7776Safer
Drugs54.766Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.31.41.1Safer
Other Theft15171711Safer
Possession of Weapons0.770.820.720.56Safer
Public Order8898Safer
Robbery3.04.14.62.8Safer
Shoplifting8875Safer
Theft From the Person3.54.452.9Safer
Vehicle Crime18151611Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28303026Safer

Comparing Hammersmith and Fulham to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5029% safer
Sheffield73.9925% safer
Kirklees74.2325% safer
Croydon77.1820% safer
Bradford79.1917% safer
London80.7015% safer
Birmingham89.023.8% safer
Bristol91.570.95% safer
Leeds91.900.59% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham92.44-
Leicester102.5110% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9413% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hammersmith and Fulham

What police force serves Hammersmith and Fulham?
Hammersmith and Fulham's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.
How dangerous is Hammersmith and Fulham?
Hammersmith and Fulham is among the top 10 most dangerous cities in London.
What is Hammersmith and Fulham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hammersmith and Fulham?
Hammersmith and Fulham's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021