Crime and Safety in Harrow

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Harrow is the second safest borough in London. The overall crime rate in Harrow in 2021 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Harrow is the second safest city, and the 2,561st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Harrow are violence and sexual offences, with 4,886 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 4.5% higher than 2020's figure of 4,667 offences and a difference of 0.87 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Harrow's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 72 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 29% from 2020's figure of 93 crimes.

Harrow 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Boroughs, London

50% lower, regional crime rate


33% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Harrow is 50% lower than London and 33% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Harrow Crime Rate Over Time

England, Wales & NI

Harrow Crime Map

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

Last updated: 04 Aug, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Harrow

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Crime in Harrow Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Harrow This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour6,03024.01303,00033.85 41% safer
Bicycle Theft2340.9321,5362.41 159% safer
Burglary1,0594.2252,4145.85 39% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9653.8453,1985.94 55% safer
Drugs8513.3943,2274.83 42% safer
Other Crime1930.7710,2651.15 49% safer
Other Theft1,4305.6990,13710.07 77% safer
Possession of Weapons720.295,0140.56 93% safer
Public Order1,0504.1861,3056.85 64% safer
Robbery3011.2022,5282.52 110% safer
Shoplifting4711.8833,6743.76 100% safer
Theft From the Person4961.9739,8094.45 126% safer
Vehicle Crime2,4529.7698,51711.00 13% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4,88619.45244,97827.36 41% safer

Harrow Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Richmond upon Thames11,21056.611.7% safer
Bexley14,88059.933.9% more dangerous
Sutton12,70461.576% more dangerous
Kingston upon Thames10,99561.947% more dangerous
Merton12,84162.177% more dangerous
Havering16,74964.5311% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Harrow

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Recent Crimes in Harrow

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022DrugsOn or near Havelock PlaceLocal resolution
June 2022Other theftOn or near Ennerdale AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Graham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022ShopliftingOn or near Long ElmesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The BridgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lucas AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022DrugsOn or near Shopping AreaLocal resolution
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wychwood CloseOffender given a caution
June 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Old South CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Imperial DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Public orderOn or near Havelock PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stratton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022DrugsOn or near Lowlands RoadLocal resolution
June 2022DrugsOn or near Rocklands DriveOffender given penalty notice

Harrow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour18223524 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.670.520.700.93 Getting worse
Burglary8854.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4. Safer
Drugs2. Getting worse
Other Crime0.740.710.840.77 Getting worse
Other Theft7756 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.370.370.29 Safer
Public Order3. Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) Safer
Shoplifting3. Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) Getting worse
Vehicle Crime8111210 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18191919 Getting worse

Changes In Harrow's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Harrow's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Harrow that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Chandos Recreation Ground-2-2-00.40
Harrow Hill Golf Course-----10.31
Harrow Weald Recreation Ground4---100.77
Priestmead Recreation Ground-2--112.2
Shaftesbury Playing Fields22---11.2
Stanmore Recreation Ground-----41.5
The Croft4----00.91
West Harrow Recreation Ground36612465

Comparing Harrow to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0814% more dangerous
Croydon82.4830% more dangerous
Sheffield91.1037% more dangerous
Bristol93.7739% more dangerous
Coventry102.3744% more dangerous
Leicester111.7548% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9055% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1758% more dangerous
Bradford145.6060% more dangerous
Leeds153.0662% more dangerous

Crime in Harrow's Neighbourhoods

Greenhill South is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Harrow, followed by Greenhill North in second place, and Wealdstone South as the third most dangerous area. Harrow's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Hatch End North, Kenton East, and Pinner South.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alexandra Park53879Fourth
Canons Park58160Tenth
Edgware West57263Seventh
Greenhill North960110Second
Greenhill South1,496146First
Harrow Weald4875713th
Hatch End North1763229th
Hatch End South4555812th
Headstone Lane3354619th
Kenton East2663228th
Kenton West5593925th
Newton Farm41661Ninth
North Harrow2684124th
Pinner Central44364Sixth
Pinner Green3835415th
Pinner Road4685714th
Pinner South2103030th
Queensbury East4094520th
Queensbury West4264917th
Rayners Lane North3194818th
Rayners Lane South3564421st
South Harrow5405811th
Stanmore Park54466Fifth
Stanmore Uxbridge Road3394422nd
Wealdstone North63762Eighth
Wealdstone South90380Third
West Harrow2373327th

Harrow Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourHatch End North (66)Greenhill South (532)
Bicycle TheftKenton East (1)Greenhill South (57)
BurglaryWest Harrow (13)Greenhill South (71)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPinner South (9)South Harrow (65)
DrugsHatch End North (6)Greenhill South (87)
Other CrimeBelmont (2)Greenhill South (14)
Other TheftHatch End North (12)Greenhill South (223)
Possession of WeaponsKenton West (1)Alexandra Park (7)
Public OrderKenton East (11)Greenhill South (113)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Kenton East (2)Greenhill North (29)
ShopliftingHeadstone Lane (1)Greenhill South (179)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Headstone Lane (2)Greenhill South (202)
Vehicle CrimeSouth Harrow (44)Stanmore Park (140)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHatch End North (52)Greenhill North (340)

Crime in Harrow During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Harrow change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Harrow saw a 211% increase in anti-social behaviour. Harrow saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019. Rates of burglary and theft from the person both fell year-on-year for every month during Harrow's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+11%+211%+153%+52%+30%+41%+50%+27%+88%+79%
Bicycle Theft-67%+40%+56%-33%-6%+40%+185%+47%+83%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-24%-14%-13%+4%+14%-5%-7%-20%-3%
Other Crime+11%+89%-33%+86%-+18%+39%-22%+32%+19%
Other Theft-30%-42%-27%-50%-20%-22%-11%-24%-26%-26%
Possession of Weapons-13%+8%+20%-8%-60%-45%+50%+120%-11%+40%
Public Order+6%-11%+19%+28%+6%+30%+81%+16%+47%-10%
Theft From the Person-56%-88%-86%-77%-71%-34%-50%--15%-44%
Vehicle Crime+40%-15%-7%-20%+3%+23%+24%-1%+28%-22%
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%-7%-12%-16%-4%+12%+14%-4%-5%+9%

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 second safest borough 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.

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