Haringey Crime Overview

Haringey is among the top 10 most dangerous cities in London. The overall crime rate in Haringey in 2020 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 15% higher than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Haringey ranks as the among the top 20 most dangerous city, and the the 451st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Haringey had the worst crime rate in London for possession of weapons, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Haringey residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 77 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Haringey recorded 460 reports of vehicle crime during August 2020, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst for vehicle crime in London that month.

The most common crimes in Haringey are violence and sexual offences, with 7,189 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 7,920 offences and a difference of 2.72 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Haringey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 218 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 20% from 2019's figure of 261 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Haringey This Year

 HaringeyLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15,03455.96386,65143.1423% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft5882.1923,0182.5717% safer
Burglary1,8196.7756,3306.297% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1,6266.0547,5635.3112% more dangerous
Drugs1,7746.6049,0295.4717% more dangerous
Other Crime3001.129,5341.065% more dangerous
Other Theft2,2878.5177,7838.682.0% safer
Possession of Weapons2180.815,6020.6322% more dangerous
Public Order1,7166.3952,2705.839% more dangerous
Robbery1,3595.0625,4802.8444% more dangerous
Shoplifting1,0994.0932,9053.6710% more dangerous
Theft From the Person1,0313.8431,8293.558% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime4,56516.9999,97811.1634% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences7,18926.76211,94323.6512% more dangerous

Haringey Compared to Nearby Cities

CitiesTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newham30,15485.3911% safer
Lambeth28,01585.9311% safer
Tower Hamlets28,51487.808% safer
Hammersmith and Fulham17,11592.443.0% safer
Southwark29,61492.882.5% safer
Haringey25,57195.18-
Hackney27,34597.272.1% more dangerous
Islington24,14699.584.4% more dangerous
Kensington and Chelsea16,253104.109% more dangerous
Camden28,903107.0411% more dangerous
Westminster43,733167.3643% more dangerous

Haringey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30303256Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.71.71.52.2Getting worse
Burglary912107Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8876Safer
Drugs4.44.457Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.31.21.1Safer
Other Theft1313139Safer
Possession of Weapons0.981.10.970.81Safer
Public Order7766Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)7795Safer
Shoplifting54.65.04.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)8763.8Safer
Vehicle Crime15181917Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30322927Safer

Comparing Haringey to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5033% safer
Sheffield73.9929% safer
Kirklees74.2328% safer
Croydon77.1823% safer
Bradford79.1920% safer
London80.7018% safer
Birmingham89.027% safer
Bristol91.573.9% safer
Leeds91.903.6% safer
Haringey95.18-
Leicester102.517% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9410% more dangerous

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 339% increase in anti-social behaviour. Haringey saw a large fall in robbery during May, when it fell by 73% compared to May in 2019. Rates of other theft and robbery both fell year-on-year for every month during Haringey's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+49%+339%+217%+101%+43%+68%+52%+55%+63%
Bicycle Theft-4%+55%+46%+48%-3%+206%+88%+97%+172%
Burglary-44%-51%-63%-55%-15%-10%+6%-2%-7%
Criminal Damage and Arson+7%-11%-2%+2%+2%+15%+9%+7%+36%
Drugs+50%+95%+108%+23%+2%+15%+149%-7%-4%
Other Crime+75%+38%-7%+33%+10%+27%+9%-37%+35%
Other Theft-38%-52%-53%-32%-8%-10%-6%-21%-24%
Possession of Weapons+24%+15%+15%-43%-29%+26%+20%-14%-58%
Public Order-18%+9%-+29%+20%+38%+4%+8%-1%
Robbery-35%-58%-73%-56%-61%-48%-32%-45%-52%
Shoplifting+10%-43%-53%-10%-6%-8%-27%-22%-13%
Theft From the Person-28%-67%-68%-64%-39%+16%+11%-50%-24%
Vehicle Crime-15%-18%-14%-22%+5%+32%+22%-12%+16%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-9%-16%+6%+4%+9%+10%-8%+15%

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 10 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: 01 Mar 2021