Harrow Crime Overview

Harrow is the safest city in London. The overall crime rate in Harrow in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Harrow ranks as the the 24th safest city, and the the 2,086th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Harrow are violence and sexual offences, with 4,259 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 4,748 offences and a difference of 1.94 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Harrow's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 87 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 7% from 2019's figure of 93 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Harrow This Year

 HarrowLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8,28933.00386,65143.1431% safer
Bicycle Theft1630.6523,0182.57295% safer
Burglary1,2424.9556,3306.2927% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8693.4647,5635.3153% safer
Drugs8983.5849,0295.4753% safer
Other Crime1940.779,5341.0638% safer
Other Theft1,2214.8677,7838.6879% safer
Possession of Weapons870.355,6020.6380% safer
Public Order9463.7752,2705.8355% safer
Robbery4801.9125,4802.8449% safer
Shoplifting5332.1232,9053.6773% safer
Theft From the Person2571.0231,8293.55248% safer
Vehicle Crime2,74610.9399,97811.162.1% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4,25916.96211,94323.6539% safer

Harrow Compared to Nearby Cities

CitiesTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Harrow13,89555.32-
Kingston upon Thames9,96356.131.4% more dangerous
Richmond upon Thames11,40857.614.0% more dangerous
Sutton11,94557.894.4% more dangerous
Bexley14,43158.124.8% more dangerous
Havering15,40559.357% more dangerous

Harrow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18182233Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.590.660.520.65Getting worse
Burglary8885.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.24.24.23.5Safer
Drugs1.72.22.93.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.630.730.720.77Getting worse
Other Theft6774.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.370.370.35Safer
Public Order2.73.63.63.8Getting worse
Robbery1.21.42.51.9Getting worse
Shoplifting2.93.43.52.1Safer
Theft From the Person1.21.82.41.0Safer
Vehicle Crime881111Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences17181917Safer

Comparing Harrow to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Harrow55.32-
Coventry71.5023% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9925% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2325% more dangerous
Croydon77.1828% more dangerous
Bradford79.1930% more dangerous
London80.7031% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0238% more dangerous
Bristol91.5740% more dangerous
Leeds91.9040% more dangerous
Leicester102.5146% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9448% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Harrow

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

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021