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Crime and Safety in Havering

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Havering is among the top 10 safest boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Havering in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 34% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Havering is among the top 10 safest cities, and the 1,978th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Havering are violence and sexual offences, with 6,016 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 5,578 offences and a difference of 1.69 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Havering's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 106 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 10% from 2020's figure of 117 crimes.

Havering 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Boroughs, London

34% lower, regional crime rate

London

18% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Havering is 34% lower than London and 18% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Havering Crime Rate Over Time

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Havering Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Havering 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 Havering

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20216516,749
20206416,717
20197118,368
20187218,641
20177118,413
20166617,032

Crime in Havering Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Havering This Year

 HaveringLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour6,15823.73303,00033.85 43% safer
Bicycle Theft1670.6421,5362.41 277% safer
Burglary1,0474.0352,4145.85 45% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,2634.8753,1985.94 22% safer
Drugs8663.3443,2274.83 45% safer
Other Crime2380.9210,2651.15 25% safer
Other Theft1,6336.2990,13710.07 60% safer
Possession of Weapons1060.415,0140.56 37% safer
Public Order1,3175.0761,3056.85 35% safer
Robbery3301.2722,5282.52 98% safer
Shoplifting1,1574.4633,6743.76 16% more dangerous
Theft From the Person3631.4039,8094.45 218% safer
Vehicle Crime2,2468.6598,51711.00 27% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences6,01623.18244,97827.36 18% safer

Havering Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Harrow14,46057.5712% safer
Bexley14,88059.938% safer
Sutton12,70461.574.8% safer
Kingston upon Thames10,99561.944.2% safer
Merton12,84162.173.8% safer
Havering16,74964.53-
Bromley22,19466.783.4% more dangerous
Barnet26,55567.083.8% more dangerous
Wandsworth24,77575.1514% more dangerous
Redbridge23,71877.7117% more dangerous
Waltham Forest21,88179.0018% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Havering

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Recent Crimes in Havering

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022Other theftOn or near Warren DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Dunster CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Albany RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dunedin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Catherine RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Rom CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rural CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ashburnham GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brendans CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cheviot RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Waterloo RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sandy LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Seabrook GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near The SheilingsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Keith WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lowland GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near NightclubInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Havering Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17183224 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.630.650.620.64 Safer
Burglary875.04.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.94.44.9 Safer
Drugs1.92.74.33.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.880.951.00.92 Getting worse
Other Theft8766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.560.450.41 Safer
Public Order4.44.44.55 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.62.61.61.3 Safer
Shoplifting4.554.64.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.41.61.11.4 Safer
Vehicle Crime111099 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22222123 Getting worse

Changes In Havering's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Havering's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bedfords Park12---100.37
Brittons Playing Fields101--111.2
Central Park22--320.75
Collier Row Recreation Ground2-24-87
Cottons Park8-111403.7
Dagnam Park13---220.39
Hacton Parkway812-51316
Harrow Lodge Park497123252.0
Havering Country Park12--250.15
Haynes Park1----10.17
Hornchurch Country Park-4--100.06
Jutsums Recreation Ground--11112.3
Lawns Recreation Ground7---101.1
Lodge Farm Park5---311.9
Romford and Gidea Park Rugby Football Club8-111406

Comparing Havering to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Havering64.53-
Barnet67.083.8% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield91.1029% more dangerous
Bristol93.7731% more dangerous
Coventry102.3737% more dangerous
Leicester111.7542% more dangerous
Liverpool127.9050% more dangerous
Birmingham137.1753% more dangerous
Bradford145.6056% more dangerous
Leeds153.0658% more dangerous

Crime in Havering's Neighbourhoods

Central Romford is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Havering, followed by Harold Hill East in second place, and Hornchurch Marshes as the third most dangerous area. Havering's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Emerson Park, Hacton, and Upminster South & Corbets Tey.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ardleigh Green4924819th
Central Romford2,760268First
Collier Row & Park Farm5106111th
Cranham East2733427th
Dagnam Park & Noak Hill4646012th
Elm Park East3144223rd
Elm Park West4415117th
Emerson Park1863228th
Gidea Park5605715th
Hacton1962730th
Harold Hill East1,09797Second
Harold Hill West48466Eighth
Harold Park & Harold Wood60765Ninth
Havering-atte-Bower & Chase Cross4234720th
Hornchurch63179Fourth
Hornchurch Marshes87789Third
Hylands3764522nd
Petersfield Avenue & Duck Wood59263Tenth
Rainham East & Wennington3865913th
Rainham West47269Seventh
Rise Park2913825th
Romford East3323526th
Romford North3744024th
Romford North West5375814th
Romford South75979Fifth
Rush Green92971Sixth
South Hornchurch4115116th
Upminster Bridge4285018th
Upminster North & Cranham West2994621st
Upminster South & Corbets Tey2483229th

Havering Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourRomford North (86)Central Romford (749)
Bicycle TheftHavering-atte-Bower & Chase Cross (1)Central Romford (55)
BurglaryRomford North (19)Hornchurch Marshes (82)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHacton (11)Central Romford (175)
DrugsRomford East (9)Central Romford (240)
Other CrimeHacton (2)Hornchurch Marshes (22)
Other TheftElm Park East (13)Central Romford (391)
Possession of WeaponsRomford North (1)Central Romford (26)
Public OrderUpminster South & Corbets Tey (12)Central Romford (236)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Havering-atte-Bower & Chase Cross (1)Central Romford (70)
ShopliftingDagnam Park & Noak Hill (1)Central Romford (378)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Ardleigh Green (1)Central Romford (224)
Vehicle CrimePetersfield Avenue & Duck Wood (47)Rainham East & Wennington (127)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHacton (68)Central Romford (746)

Crime in Havering During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Havering change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Havering saw a 276% increase in anti-social behaviour. Havering saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019. Possession of Weapons saw a fall in every month of Havering's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+10%+276%+234%+93%+35%+35%+53%+72%+79%+81%
Bicycle Theft-12%-64%-53%+20%-23%+56%+100%+63%-+17%
Burglary+6%-58%-56%-56%-52%-51%+1%-23%-59%-32%
Criminal Damage and Arson+6%-44%-34%-19%-11%+12%+2%-20%+13%-20%
Drugs+53%+110%+78%+124%+142%-15%+41%+14%+47%+98%
Other Crime-4%+5%-21%+33%+43%-32%+35%+50%+50%-5%
Other Theft-28%-65%-52%-28%-20%+12%+43%-12%-18%-16%
Possession of Weapons-35%-43%-8%+100%-30%-57%-44%-8%-40%-29%
Public Order-23%-34%-19%-4%+20%+38%-4%+24%-16%-12%
Robbery-60%-80%-75%-10%-32%-11%-5%-30%-43%-10%
Shoplifting-6%-63%-49%-52%+32%+15%+24%-25%-9%-12%
Theft From the Person-24%-89%-83%-70%-22%+29%+11%-13%-9%-38%
Vehicle Crime-12%-39%-39%-21%+10%+1%+14%-21%-25%-12%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%-24%-15%-5%-4%+16%-9%+10%+4%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Havering

What police force serves Havering?
Havering's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.

How dangerous is Havering?
Havering is among the top 10 safest boroughs in London.

What is Havering's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Havering are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Havering?
Havering's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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