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Crime and Safety in Haringey

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Haringey is the third most dangerous borough in London. The overall crime rate in Haringey in 2021 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 18% 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 20 most dangerous cities, and the 472nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Haringey had the worst crime rate in London for burglary, with 229 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.85 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Haringey residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 104 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Haringey recorded 514 reports of vehicle crime during October 2021, making its crime rate of 1.9 the worst for vehicle crime in London that month.

The most common crimes in Haringey are violence and sexual offences, with 8,636 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 7,906 offences and a difference of 2.72 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Haringey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 156 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 47% from 2020's figure of 229 crimes.

Haringey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Boroughs, London

18% higher, regional crime rate

London

31% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Haringey is 18% higher than London and 31% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Haringey Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Haringey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202110628,390
202010528,144
201911530,770
201811530,850
201711029,465
201610227,525

Crime in Haringey Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Haringey This Year

 HaringeyLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11,18041.62303,00033.85 19% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft5101.9021,5362.41 27% safer
Burglary2,2298.3052,4145.85 30% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,7166.3953,1985.94 7% more dangerous
Drugs1,1404.2443,2274.83 14% safer
Other Crime2811.0510,2651.15 10% safer
Other Theft2,86610.6790,13710.07 6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons1560.585,0140.56 3.4% more dangerous
Public Order2,1397.9661,3056.85 14% more dangerous
Robbery1,2324.5922,5282.52 45% more dangerous
Shoplifting1,0493.9033,6743.76 3.6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person1,3925.1839,8094.45 14% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime5,04418.7898,51711.00 41% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences8,63632.15244,97527.36 15% more dangerous

Haringey Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tower Hamlets31,62197.379% safer
Southwark31,37998.427% safer
Islington24,816102.353.3% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham19,100103.162.4% safer
Hackney29,610105.330.33% safer
Haringey28,390105.68-
Camden28,855106.861.1% more dangerous
Westminster49,381188.9744% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haringey

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Recent Crimes in Haringey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Stanhope RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Teynton TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022RobberyOn or near Heysham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Perth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dukes AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Saltram CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Shepherd'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ferndale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bennetts CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hornsey LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pembury RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Warwick GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Moselle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Campbell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022RobberyOn or near Stoneleigh RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Williamson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Elizabeth Clyde CloseLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grovelands RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Haringey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30325942 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.71.52.41.9 Getting worse
Burglary121088 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8776 Safer
Drugs4.5574.2 Safer
Other Crime1.21.21.21.0 Safer
Other Theft13131011 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.10.990.850.58 Safer
Public Order7678 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)7964.6 Safer
Shoplifting4.65.04.63.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)764.65 Safer
Vehicle Crime18181819 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences32302932 Getting worse

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 2021.

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
Coventry39.93165% safer
Birmingham49.60113% safer
Barnet67.0858% safer
Croydon82.4828% safer
Sheffield90.0317% safer
Bristol90.5217% safer
Haringey105.68-
Leicester111.595% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0614% more dangerous
Bradford132.2820% more dangerous
Leeds150.9430% more dangerous

Crime in Haringey's Neighbourhoods

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alexandra Park5007826th
Bounds Green6678223rd
Bowes Park6357427th
Bruce Grove North7569917th
Bruce Grove South4896928th
Crouch End East6449120th
Crouch End West4045933rd
Downhills Park78210714th
Fortis Green & Coldfall4025335th
Harringay East82611111th
Harringay Ladder North7308124th
Harringay Ladder South1,129164Fourth
Harringay Warehouse District & Vartry82710016th
Highgate East4196929th
Highgate Wood4016630th
Hornsey East7649419th
Hornsey Vale3855734th
Hornsey West2444636th
Lordship Lane & Broadwater Farm4827825th
Muswell Hill North4046132nd
Muswell Hill South6239518th
Noel Park78010912th
Northumberland Park1,063135Seventh
Roundway831126Eighth
Scotch Estate6949021st
South Tottenham4876231st
Stroud Green5088322nd
Tottenham Bruce Castle Park744113Ninth
Tottenham Green East1,446175Third
Tottenham Green West1,279155Fifth
Tottenham Lea Valley1,16510813th
Tottenham North West1,211143Sixth
West Green & St Ann's84410115th
White Hart Lane1,535179Second
Wood Green North921112Tenth
Wood Green South2,315298First

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 (97)White Hart Lane (673)
Bicycle TheftBowes Park (2)Harringay Ladder South (40)
BurglarySouth Tottenham (33)Northumberland Park (125)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHornsey West (10)Wood Green South (104)
DrugsHighgate Wood (2)White Hart Lane (101)
Other CrimeMuswell Hill North (1)White Hart Lane (26)
Other TheftHornsey West (22)Wood Green South (389)
Possession of WeaponsBounds Green (1)White Hart Lane (15)
Public OrderLordship Lane & Broadwater Farm (17)Wood Green South (150)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hornsey Vale (6)Tottenham Green East (104)
ShopliftingBowes Park (1)Wood Green South (206)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Crouch End West (5)Wood Green South (347)
Vehicle CrimeHornsey East (84)Wood Green South (368)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHornsey West (65)White Hart Lane (499)

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+49%+333%+217%+101%+43%+68%+52%+55%+64%+61%
Bicycle Theft-+45%+43%+50%+2%+206%+93%+100%+183%+85%
Burglary-44%-51%-63%-55%-17%-10%+6%-4%-7%+46%
Criminal Damage and Arson+6%-9%-1%+1%+2%+15%+12%+7%+35%+15%
Drugs+48%+95%+107%+20%-1%+15%+143%-6%-5%-47%
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%--
Robbery-38%-58%-72%-54%-61%-47%-30%-45%-52%-11%
Shoplifting+7%-43%-52%-8%-5%-9%-25%-22%-11%-24%
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 the third most dangerous borough 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.

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