Haringey Crime Overview

Haringey is among the top 5 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 Haringey in 2020 was 105 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haringey is among the top 10 most dangerous cities, and the 429th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Haringey had the worst crime rate in London for burglary, with 230 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.86 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Haringey residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 29 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Haringey recorded 77 reports of robbery during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst for robbery in London that month.

The most common crimes in Haringey are violence and sexual offences, with 7,906 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 0.66% lower than 2019's figure of 7,958 offences and a difference of 0.19 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Haringey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 229 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 16% from 2019's figure of 265 crimes.

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Crime in Haringey Compared To London

Summary of Crimes in Haringey This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15,96259.42416,48646.5222% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft6452.4024,3552.7213% safer
Burglary2,0357.5761,0906.8210% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,7876.6551,7285.7813% more dangerous
Drugs1,8576.9152,7895.9015% more dangerous
Other Crime3231.2010,3371.154.2% more dangerous
Other Theft2,5729.5784,2109.411.7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons2290.856,0140.6721% more dangerous
Public Order1,8526.8956,3686.309% more dangerous
Robbery1,5275.6827,5443.0846% more dangerous
Shoplifting1,2244.5635,6593.9813% more dangerous
Theft From the Person1,2264.5635,1173.9214% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4,96118.47107,68712.0335% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences7,90629.43229,97825.6913% more dangerous

Haringey Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lambeth30,39593.2312% safer
Newham33,02993.5312% safer
Tower Hamlets30,74094.6611% safer
Southwark31,82299.815.0% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham18,574100.324.4% safer
Islington25,583105.510.71% more dangerous
Hackney29,840106.151.3% more dangerous
Camden30,853114.268% more dangerous
Westminster48,182184.3843% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haringey

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Haringey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour30303259Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8877Safer
Drugs4.44.557Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft13131310Safer
Possession of Weapons0.981.10.990.85Safer
Public Order7767Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)7796Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)8764.6Safer
Vehicle Crime15181818Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences30323029Safer

Changes In Haringey's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Haringey's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Haringey that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Alexandra Park18311-4103.3
Avenue Gardens--2--32.8
Belmont Recreation Ground41-2-95
Chestnuts Recreation Ground27211577
Clendish Marsh25-171053.8
Downhills Park-3-3410.93
Ducketts Common223-687
Ferme Park Cricket Club-----10.20
Haringey Borough Football Club-35353326
Lordship Recreation Ground-218220.65
Markfield Recreation Ground176-9-14.3
Page Green Common-1-13946

Comparing Haringey to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7155% safer
Coventry77.4135% safer
Croydon83.2226% safer
Sheffield85.8122% safer
Bristol86.2122% safer
Leicester97.448% safer
Birmingham102.871.8% safer
Liverpool107.282.3% more dangerous
Bradford133.0221% more dangerous
Leeds137.1024% more dangerous

Crime in Haringey's Neighbourhoods

Wood Green South is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Haringey, followed by Tottenham Green East in second place, and White Hart Lane as the third most dangerous area. Haringey's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Fortis Green & Coldfall, Highgate East, and Hornsey West.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alexandra Park5037924th
Bounds Green7228919th
Bowes Park6117129th
Bruce Grove North7439816th
Bruce Grove South5758121st
Crouch End East6419118th
Crouch End West4166033rd
Downhills Park7179815th
Fortis Green & Coldfall3855135th
Harringay East909122Ninth
Harringay Ladder North6767527th
Harringay Ladder South1,016147Fifth
Harringay Warehouse District & Vartry8029717th
Highgate East3686034th
Highgate Wood4457328th
Hornsey East6768320th
Hornsey Vale4396531st
Hornsey West2464636th
Lordship Lane & Broadwater Farm4948022nd
Muswell Hill North4066132nd
Muswell Hill South5217923rd
Noel Park73910312th
Northumberland Park1,076137Eighth
Scotch Estate6067826th
South Tottenham5286730th
Stroud Green4817925th
Tottenham Bruce Castle Park727110Tenth
Tottenham Green East1,579191Second
Tottenham Green West1,375167Fourth
Tottenham Lea Valley1,17810911th
Tottenham North West1,163138Seventh
West Green & St Ann's84710113th
White Hart Lane1,588185Third
Wood Green North82310014th
Wood Green South2,141276First

Haringey Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourMuswell Hill North (155)Tottenham Green East (863)
Bicycle TheftBowes Park (5)Harringay Ladder South (51)
BurglarySouth Tottenham (27)White Hart Lane (131)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHornsey Vale (21)White Hart Lane (112)
DrugsFortis Green & Coldfall (6)Tottenham Green East (164)
Other CrimeSouth Tottenham (1)Tottenham Green East (26)
Other TheftFortis Green & Coldfall (24)Wood Green South (293)
Possession of WeaponsFortis Green & Coldfall (1)Tottenham Green East (23)
Public OrderHornsey West (9)Wood Green South (127)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Crouch End West (12)Wood Green South (98)
ShopliftingScotch Estate (1)Wood Green South (414)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Fortis Green & Coldfall (1)Wood Green South (268)
Vehicle CrimeHighgate East (67)Northumberland Park (250)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHornsey West (47)Wood Green South (443)

Crime in Haringey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Haringey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Haringey saw a 333% increase in anti-social behaviour. Haringey saw a large fall in robbery during May, when it fell by 72% compared to May in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Haringey's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+49%+333%+217%+101%+43%+68%+52%+55%+64%+61%
Bicycle Theft-+45%+43%+50%+2%+206%+93%+100%+183%+85%
Criminal Damage and Arson+6%-9%-1%+1%+2%+15%+12%+7%+35%+15%
Other Crime+75%+38%-7%+33%+10%+27%+9%-37%+35%-26%
Other Theft-36%-52%-55%-30%-8%-4%-5%-19%-22%-12%
Possession of Weapons+24%+10%+10%-43%-33%+20%+20%-17%-54%-39%
Public Order-19%+6%+1%+32%+21%+35%+5%+10%--
Theft From the Person-27%-65%-64%-62%-38%+18%+22%-48%-21%-15%
Vehicle Crime-15%-17%-14%-22%+5%+32%+23%-12%+15%+22%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-8%-16%+7%+1%+8%+9%-8%+16%+8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Haringey

What police force serves Haringey?
Haringey's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.
How dangerous is Haringey?
Haringey is among the top 5 most dangerous cities in London.
What is Haringey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Haringey are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Haringey?
Haringey's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021