Hillingdon Crime Overview

Hillingdon is among the top 20 most dangerous cities in London. The overall crime rate in Hillingdon in 2020 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 3.1% lower than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Hillingdon ranks as the the 35th most dangerous city, and the the 842nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Hillingdon had the worst crime rate in London for other crime, with 51 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2019 was also a bad month for Hillingdon residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 231 crimes at a rate of 0.75 per 1,000 residents. Hillingdon recorded 469 reports of vehicle crime during February 2018, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst for vehicle crime in London that month.

The most common crimes in Hillingdon are violence and sexual offences, with 7,352 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 7,800 offences and a difference of 1.46 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Hillingdon's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 179 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 1.7% from 2019's figure of 176 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hillingdon This Year

 HillingdonLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12,70141.39386,65143.144.2% safer
Bicycle Theft2650.8623,0182.57199% safer
Burglary1,7555.7256,3306.2910% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,8115.9047,5635.3110% more dangerous
Drugs1,4664.7849,0295.4714% safer
Other Crime7282.379,5341.0655% more dangerous
Other Theft2,5528.3277,7838.684.3% safer
Possession of Weapons1790.585,6020.639% safer
Public Order1,7735.7852,2705.830.87% safer
Robbery4931.6125,4802.8476% safer
Shoplifting1,4884.8532,9053.6724% more dangerous
Theft From the Person3030.9931,8293.55259% safer
Vehicle Crime3,84912.5499,97811.1611% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences7,35223.96211,94323.651.3% more dangerous

Hillingdon Compared to Nearby Cities

CitiesTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Croydon29,84777.181.4% safer
Ealing26,43977.351.2% safer
Waltham Forest21,50577.640.79% safer
Brent25,66477.820.55% safer
Enfield26,03277.990.33% safer
Hillingdon24,01478.25-
Greenwich22,95179.711.8% more dangerous
Barking and Dagenham17,02079.942.1% more dangerous
Hounslow21,72980.032.2% more dangerous
Lewisham24,81981.153.6% more dangerous
Newham30,15485.398% more dangerous

Hillingdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29272941Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.11.10.86Safer
Burglary8796Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8776Safer
Drugs2.32.94.14.8Getting worse
Other Crime4.23.94.22.4Safer
Other Theft1213138Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.650.570.58Safer
Public Order5666Getting worse
Robbery1.71.92.61.6Safer
Shoplifting7664.8Safer
Theft From the Person1.41.82.10.99Safer
Vehicle Crime14161413Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23242524Safer

Comparing Hillingdon to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.509% safer
Sheffield73.996% safer
Kirklees74.235% safer
Croydon77.181.4% safer
Hillingdon78.25-
Bradford79.191.2% more dangerous
London80.703.0% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0212% more dangerous
Bristol91.5715% more dangerous
Leeds91.9015% more dangerous
Leicester102.5124% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9426% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hillingdon

What police force serves Hillingdon?
Hillingdon's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.
How dangerous is Hillingdon?
Hillingdon is among the top 20 most dangerous cities in London.
What is Hillingdon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hillingdon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hillingdon?
Hillingdon's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021