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Crime and Safety in Hammersmith and Fulham

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Hammersmith and Fulham is among the top 5 most dangerous boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Hammersmith and Fulham in 2021 was 103 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hammersmith and Fulham is among the top 20 most dangerous city, and the 526th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham are violence and sexual offences, with 5,548 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 5,179 offences and a difference of 2.00 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Hammersmith and Fulham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 94 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 18% from 2020's figure of 111 crimes.

Hammersmith and Fulham 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Boroughs, London

16% higher, regional crime rate

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26% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hammersmith and Fulham is 16% higher than London and 26% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hammersmith and Fulham Crime Rate Over Time

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Hammersmith and Fulham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hammersmith and Fulham 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 Hammersmith and Fulham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202110319,100
202010018,574
201911922,015
201811721,714
201711521,233
201611020,453

Crime in Hammersmith and Fulham Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham This Year

 Hammersmith and FulhamLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour7,50240.52303,00033.85 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1,3477.2821,5362.41 67% more dangerous
Burglary1,3727.4152,4145.85 21% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,2346.6753,1985.94 11% more dangerous
Drugs9885.3443,2274.83 10% more dangerous
Other Crime2071.1210,2651.15 2.7% safer
Other Theft2,35812.7490,13710.07 21% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons940.515,0140.56 10% safer
Public Order1,6118.7061,3056.85 21% more dangerous
Robbery4212.2722,5282.52 11% safer
Shoplifting8874.7933,6743.76 22% more dangerous
Theft From the Person6813.6839,8094.45 21% safer
Vehicle Crime2,35212.7098,51711.00 13% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences5,54829.97244,97827.36 9% more dangerous

Hammersmith and Fulham Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newham32,82892.9611% safer
Lambeth31,36296.197% safer
Tower Hamlets31,62197.376% safer
Southwark31,37998.424.8% safer
Islington24,816102.350.79% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham19,100103.16-
Hackney29,610105.332.1% more dangerous
Haringey28,390105.682.4% more dangerous
Camden28,855106.863.5% more dangerous
Westminster49,381188.9745% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hammersmith and Fulham

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Recent Crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Frithville GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sidbury StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Friston StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Narborough StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farm LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gonville StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hamble StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Colehill LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Broughton Road ApproachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Lakeside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Empress PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Broomhouse LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Daisy LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Commonwealth AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Peterborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hammersmith and Fulham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30315241 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft5667 Getting worse
Burglary101087 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7767 Safer
Drugs4.7665 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.41.21.1 Safer
Other Theft17171213 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.830.730.600.51 Safer
Public Order8989 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)4.24.63.02.3 Safer
Shoplifting8764.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)4.453.33.7 Safer
Vehicle Crime15161213 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31302830 Getting worse

Changes In Hammersmith and Fulham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hammersmith and Fulham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bishops Park8721412268
Eel Brook Common3----00.57
Hurlingham Club Grounds--1--00.13
Latymer Upper School Playing Fields-1-1512.0
Ravenscourt Park---1-10.16
Shepherd's Bush Common----200.64

Comparing Hammersmith and Fulham to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0854% safer
Croydon82.4825% safer
Sheffield90.0515% safer
Bristol90.5214% safer
Coventry102.240.90% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham103.16-
Leicester111.598% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0616% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6420% more dangerous
Bradford132.2822% more dangerous
Leeds150.9432% more dangerous

Crime in Hammersmith and Fulham's Neighbourhoods

Shepherd's Bush North is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Hammersmith and Fulham, followed by Hammersmith Broadway in second place, and Old Oak & Wormwood as the third most dangerous area. Hammersmith and Fulham's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Fulham Reach, Munster, and South Park.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Askew78496Ninth
Barons Court4958412th
Brackenbury4297516th
Brook Green6498213th
Fulham Aintree4016320th
Fulham Broadway903104Eighth
Fulham Palace & Hurlingham Park4988014th
Fulham Reach4405224th
Hammersmith Broadway2,203296Second
Lillie Road & Greyhound Road710119Seventh
Munster3085223rd
North End5887318th
Old Oak & Wormwood1,246127Third
Parsons Green East & Eel Brook Common7619411th
Parsons Green West90395Tenth
Ravenscourt Park North4145222nd
Ravenscourt Park South716122Fifth
Sands End & Chelsea Harbour5736221st
Shepherd's Bush North2,493349First
Shepherd's Bush South773120Sixth
Shepherd's Bush West845123Fourth
South Park3575025th
West Kensington5966719th
White City4907417th
Wormholt Road5377915th

Hammersmith and Fulham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourRavenscourt Park North (148)Hammersmith Broadway (690)
Bicycle TheftSands End & Chelsea Harbour (22)Hammersmith Broadway (229)
BurglaryFulham Reach (25)Hammersmith Broadway (112)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSouth Park (21)Hammersmith Broadway (125)
DrugsRavenscourt Park North (10)Hammersmith Broadway (144)
Other CrimeLillie Road & Greyhound Road (1)Shepherd's Bush North (29)
Other TheftFulham Aintree (28)Shepherd's Bush North (375)
Possession of WeaponsFulham Reach (1)Shepherd's Bush North (18)
Public OrderMunster (13)Hammersmith Broadway (229)
Robbery (inc. mugging)North End (2)Shepherd's Bush North (61)
ShopliftingRavenscourt Park North (1)Shepherd's Bush North (371)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Ravenscourt Park North (2)Shepherd's Bush North (242)
Vehicle CrimeSands End & Chelsea Harbour (62)Ravenscourt Park South (176)
Violence and Sexual OffencesFulham Reach (106)Shepherd's Bush North (585)

Crime in Hammersmith and Fulham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hammersmith and Fulham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hammersmith and Fulham saw a 180% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hammersmith and Fulham saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019. Hammersmith and Fulham saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including other theft, theft from the person, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-3%+151%+180%+80%+66%+55%+51%+67%+98%+94%
Bicycle Theft-38%-40%-33%-23%-29%-5%+93%+56%+148%+71%
Burglary-1%-45%-26%-26%-34%-13%-20%-25%-20%-23%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-23%-17%-10%+8%+17%+6%-12%-15%-43%
Drugs+9%+69%+49%+9%-9%-57%-38%+25%+35%+86%
Other Crime-52%-15%-39%-8%-42%-25%-28%-9%+72%+11%
Other Theft-29%-59%-64%-58%-29%-9%+2%-14%-56%-36%
Possession of Weapons-8%-29%+55%-44%-38%-42%+33%-36%-11%-43%
Public Order-23%-24%-7%+1%+7%+10%+1%+36%-15%-15%
Robbery-34%-75%-61%-63%-47%-11%-12%-46%-24%-39%
Shoplifting-31%-55%-49%-25%+5%+50%+6%-15%-30%-20%
Theft From the Person-16%-89%-73%-83%-45%--30%-3%-59%-60%
Vehicle Crime-17%-52%-41%-52%-34%-16%+2%-28%-26%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-19%-17%-12%-2%+14%+1%-2%-22%-7%

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 5 most dangerous borough 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.

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