Hammersmith and Fulham Crime Overview

Hammersmith and Fulham is among the top 10 most dangerous cities in London, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of London's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hammersmith and Fulham in 2020 was 100 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 13% 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 cities, and the 487th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham are violence and sexual offences, with 5,179 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 5,522 offences and a difference of 1.86 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Hammersmith and Fulham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 111 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 22% from 2019's figure of 135 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hammersmith and Fulham This Year

 Hammersmith and FulhamLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9,66552.20416,48646.5211% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1,1476.2024,3552.7256% more dangerous
Burglary1,4527.8461,0906.8213% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,1376.1451,7285.786% more dangerous
Drugs1,1266.0852,7895.903.0% more dangerous
Other Crime2241.2110,3371.155.0% more dangerous
Other Theft2,16211.6884,2109.4119% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1110.606,0140.6712% safer
Public Order1,5488.3656,3686.3025% more dangerous
Robbery5482.9627,5443.084.1% safer
Shoplifting1,0855.8635,6593.9832% more dangerous
Theft From the Person6033.2635,1173.9220% safer
Vehicle Crime2,25212.16107,68712.031.1% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences5,17927.97229,97825.698% more dangerous

Crime in Hammersmith and Fulham Compared To London

Hammersmith and Fulham Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lewisham26,97888.2114% safer
Lambeth30,39593.238% safer
Newham33,02993.537% safer
Tower Hamlets30,74094.666% safer
Southwark31,82299.810.51% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham18,574100.32-
Haringey28,144104.764.2% more dangerous
Islington25,583105.514.9% more dangerous
Hackney29,840106.155% more dangerous
Camden30,853114.2612% more dangerous
Westminster48,182184.3846% more dangerous

Hammersmith and Fulham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32303152Getting worse
Bicycle Theft6566Getting worse
Burglary1010108Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7776Safer
Drugs54.766Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.31.41.2Safer
Other Theft15171712Safer
Possession of Weapons0.770.830.730.60Safer
Public Order8898Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)3.04.24.63.0Safer
Shoplifting8876Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)3.54.453.3Safer
Vehicle Crime18151612Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28313028Safer

Changes In Hammersmith and Fulham's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Hammersmith and Fulham to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7148% safer
Coventry77.4130% safer
Croydon83.2221% safer
Sheffield85.8117% safer
Bristol86.2116% safer
Leicester97.443.0% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham100.32-
Birmingham102.872.5% more dangerous
Liverpool107.286% more dangerous
Bradford133.0225% more dangerous
Leeds137.1027% 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, Munster, Ravenscourt Park North, and South Park.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Askew7369011th
Barons Court5028613th
Brackenbury3816619th
Brook Green5396817th
Fulham Aintree4066420th
Fulham Broadway84998Eighth
Fulham Palace & Hurlingham Park5598912th
Fulham Reach5116022nd
Hammersmith Broadway1,996268Second
Lillie Road & Greyhound Road676113Seventh
Munster3185423rd
North End6648314th
Old Oak & Wormwood1,334136Third
Parsons Green East & Eel Brook Common78397Ninth
Parsons Green West85991Tenth
Ravenscourt Park North3324225th
Ravenscourt Park South692117Fifth
Sands End & Chelsea Harbour5796221st
Shepherd's Bush North2,298322First
Shepherd's Bush South735114Sixth
Shepherd's Bush West905132Fourth
South Park3565024th
West Kensington6507315th
White City4466718th
Wormholt Road4817116th

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 (177)Hammersmith Broadway (947)
Bicycle TheftWhite City (11)Hammersmith Broadway (149)
BurglaryWhite City (18)Hammersmith Broadway (94)
Criminal Damage and ArsonRavenscourt Park North (22)Hammersmith Broadway (119)
DrugsMunster (6)Shepherd's Bush North (180)
Other CrimeBrook Green (2)Old Oak & Wormwood (49)
Other TheftRavenscourt Park North (22)Shepherd's Bush North (349)
Possession of WeaponsRavenscourt Park North (1)Shepherd's Bush North (18)
Public OrderRavenscourt Park North (19)Shepherd's Bush North (193)
Robbery (inc. mugging)South Park (5)Hammersmith Broadway (106)
ShopliftingWormholt Road (1)Shepherd's Bush North (372)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Fulham Aintree (1)Shepherd's Bush North (238)
Vehicle CrimeWhite City (37)Ravenscourt Park South (171)
Violence and Sexual OffencesRavenscourt Park North (94)Shepherd's Bush North (504)

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%-18%-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 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: 01 Apr 2021