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.
Harrow Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Harrow This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||8,289||33.00||386,651||43.14||31% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||163||0.65||23,018||2.57||295% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||869||3.46||47,563||5.31||53% safer|
|Other Crime||194||0.77||9,534||1.06||38% safer|
|Other Theft||1,221||4.86||77,783||8.68||79% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||87||0.35||5,602||0.63||80% safer|
|Public Order||946||3.77||52,270||5.83||55% safer|
|Theft From the Person||257||1.02||31,829||3.55||248% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||2,746||10.93||99,978||11.16||2.1% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||4,259||16.96||211,943||23.65||39% safer|
Harrow Compared to Nearby Cities
Harrow Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||18||18||22||33||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.59||0.66||0.52||0.65||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.2||4.2||4.2||3.5||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.63||0.73||0.72||0.77||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.37||0.37||0.37||0.35||Safer|
|Public Order||2.7||3.6||3.6||3.8||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||1.2||1.8||2.4||1.0||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||8||8||11||11||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||17||18||19||17||Safer|
Comparing Harrow to the UK's Major Cities
|Cities||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||23% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||25% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||25% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||28% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||30% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||31% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||38% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||40% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||40% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||46% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||48% 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