Havering Crime Overview

Havering is among the top 10 safest cities in London. The overall crime rate in Havering in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Havering ranks as the the 31st safest city, and the the 1,778th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Havering are violence and sexual offences, with 5,132 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 13% lower than 2019's figure of 5,774 offences and a difference of 2.48 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Havering's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 112 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 29% from 2019's figure of 145 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Havering This Year

 HaveringLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour7,81230.10386,65143.1443% safer
Bicycle Theft1550.6023,0182.57328% safer
Burglary1,1884.5856,3306.2937% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,0734.1347,5635.3129% safer
Drugs1,0203.9349,0295.4739% safer
Other Crime2500.969,5341.0610% safer
Other Theft1,4365.5377,7838.6857% safer
Possession of Weapons1120.435,6020.6347% safer
Public Order1,0774.1552,2705.8340% safer
Robbery3781.4625,4802.8495% safer
Shoplifting1,0884.1932,9053.6712% more dangerous
Theft From the Person2601.0031,8293.55255% safer
Vehicle Crime2,2368.6199,97811.1630% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences5,13219.77211,94323.6520% safer

Havering Compared to Nearby Cities

CitiesTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Harrow13,89555.327% safer
Kingston upon Thames9,96356.136% safer
Richmond upon Thames11,40857.613.0% safer
Sutton11,94557.892.5% safer
Bexley14,43158.122.1% safer
Havering15,40559.35-
Bromley19,95960.061.2% more dangerous
Merton12,48760.461.8% more dangerous
Queen's Park91762.124.5% more dangerous
Barnet24,67062.324.8% more dangerous
Wandsworth22,35767.8112% more dangerous

Havering Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18171830Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.740.630.650.60Safer
Burglary9874.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson764.94.1Safer
Drugs1.71.92.73.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.830.880.950.96Getting worse
Other Theft8876Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.620.560.43Safer
Public Order4.04.44.44.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.32.62.61.5Safer
Shoplifting54.554.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.51.41.61.0Safer
Vehicle Crime1011109Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21222220Safer

Comparing Havering to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Havering59.35-
Coventry71.5017% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9920% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2320% more dangerous
Croydon77.1823% more dangerous
Bradford79.1925% more dangerous
London80.7026% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0233% more dangerous
Bristol91.5735% more dangerous
Leeds91.9035% more dangerous
Leicester102.5142% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9444% more dangerous

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. Robbery saw a fall in every month of Havering's lockdown.

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

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 cities 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.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021