Harrow Crime Overview

Harrow is the safest city in London, and is the safest overall out of London's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Harrow in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 45% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Harrow is among the top 10 safest cities, and the 2,057th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Harrow are violence and sexual offences, with 4,667 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 2.0% lower than 2019's figure of 4,759 offences and a difference of 0.37 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Harrow's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 93 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 93 crimes.

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Crime in Harrow Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Harrow This Year

 HarrowLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8,90335.45416,48646.5231% safer
Bicycle Theft1750.7024,3552.72289% safer
Burglary1,3355.3261,0906.8228% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9643.8451,7285.7851% safer
Drugs1,0054.0052,7895.9048% safer
Other Crime2120.8410,3371.1537% safer
Other Theft1,3295.2984,2109.4178% safer
Possession of Weapons930.376,0140.6781% safer
Public Order1,0214.0756,3686.3055% safer
Robbery5282.1027,5443.0847% safer
Shoplifting5862.3335,6593.9871% safer
Theft From the Person2861.1435,1173.92244% safer
Vehicle Crime2,94311.72107,68712.032.6% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4,66718.58229,97825.6938% safer

Harrow Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Harrow15,14460.30-
Kingston upon Thames10,77060.670.61% more dangerous
Richmond upon Thames12,29862.112.9% more dangerous
Sutton12,87262.383.3% more dangerous
Bexley15,59562.814.0% more dangerous
Havering16,71764.416% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Harrow

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Recent Crimes in Harrow

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
October 2021Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Orley Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Orley Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near College AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bengarth DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Leighton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Milman CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Dobbin CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tillotson RoadOffender given a caution
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Tillotson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Courtenay AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Somerset RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buckingham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Landseer CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Alexandra CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Theft from the personOn or near Kings WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tallack CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Harrow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18182235Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.590.670.520.70Getting worse
Burglary8885Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.24.24.23.8Safer
Drugs1.72.22.94.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.630.740.710.84Getting worse
Other Theft6775Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.370.370.37Safer
Public Order2.73.63.64.1Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.21.42.52.1Getting worse
Shoplifting3.03.53.62.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.82.41.1Safer
Vehicle Crime881112Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences17181919Getting 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 2020.

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
Harrow60.30-
Barnet67.7111% more dangerous
Coventry77.4122% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8130% more dangerous
Bristol86.2130% more dangerous
Leicester97.4438% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8741% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% 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, Kenton East, Pinner South, and Queensbury East.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alexandra Park51476Fifth
Belmont4855021st
Canons Park5065318th
Earlsmead4465416th
Edgware West5235813th
Greenhill North893103Second
Greenhill South1,500147First
Harrow Weald4865714th
Harrow-on-the-Hill4155415th
Hatch End North2334227th
Hatch End South4625912th
Headstone Lane3304525th
Kenton East3494228th
Kenton West6884823rd
Newton Farm51876Fourth
North Harrow3375220th
Pinner Central3625219th
Pinner Green42660Ninth
Pinner Road50161Eighth
Pinner South2163130th
Queensbury East3523929th
Queensbury West4144724th
Rayners Lane North3495317th
Rayners Lane South4705911th
South Harrow61066Sixth
Stanmore Park48859Tenth
Stanmore Uxbridge Road3494526th
Wealdstone North63862Seventh
Wealdstone South93483Third
West Harrow3544922nd

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 BehaviourPinner Road (168)Greenhill South (694)
Bicycle TheftHatch End North (1)Greenhill South (41)
BurglaryBelmont (26)Greenhill South (97)
Criminal Damage and ArsonKenton East (13)Newton Farm (53)
DrugsStanmore Uxbridge Road (8)Greenhill South (113)
Other CrimePinner South (1)Greenhill South (20)
Other TheftPinner South (5)Greenhill South (170)
Possession of WeaponsQueensbury West (1)Greenhill South (12)
Public OrderPinner South (11)Greenhill South (129)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Pinner South (4)Greenhill South (51)
ShopliftingStanmore Uxbridge Road (1)Greenhill South (214)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Queensbury East (1)Greenhill South (124)
Vehicle CrimeQueensbury East (67)Pinner Green (119)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHatch End North (43)Greenhill South (355)

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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%
Burglary-39%-61%-46%-50%-32%+19%-47%-22%-40%-52%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-24%-14%-13%+4%+14%-5%-7%-20%-3%
Drugs+7%+94%+36%+24%+20%-3%+16%+38%+97%+203%
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%
Robbery-38%-60%+20%-63%-+22%-6%-35%-31%-33%
Shoplifting-31%-55%-58%-72%-21%-42%-18%-45%-24%-34%
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 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: 26 Nov 2021