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Crime and Safety in Hillingdon

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Hillingdon is among the top 20 safest boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Hillingdon in 2021 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hillingdon is among the top 20 safest cities, and the 1,096th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Hillingdon had the worst crime rate in London for other crime, with 92 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 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 230 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 8,212 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 3.8% higher than 2020's figure of 7,904 offences and a difference of 1.00 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Hillingdon's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 157 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 21% from 2020's figure of 190 crimes.

Hillingdon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Boroughs, London

9% lower, regional crime rate


8% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hillingdon is 9% lower than London and 8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hillingdon Crime Rate Over Time

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Hillingdon Crime Map

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Crime in Hillingdon Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Hillingdon This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9,94432.40303,00033.85 4.5% safer
Bicycle Theft2260.7421,5362.41 226% safer
Burglary1,3004.2452,4145.85 38% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,6985.5353,1985.94 7% safer
Drugs1,4004.5643,2274.83 6% safer
Other Crime9142.9810,2651.15 61% more dangerous
Other Theft2,8359.2490,13710.07 9% safer
Possession of Weapons1570.515,0140.56 10% safer
Public Order2,0356.6361,3056.85 3.3% safer
Robbery4141.3522,5282.52 87% safer
Shoplifting1,0703.4933,6743.76 8% safer
Theft From the Person4781.5639,8094.45 185% safer
Vehicle Crime3,60711.7598,51711.00 6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences8,21226.76244,97527.36 2.2% safer

Hillingdon Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromley22,19466.7819% safer
Barnet26,55567.0818% safer
Wandsworth24,77575.156% safer
Redbridge23,71877.712.1% safer
Waltham Forest21,88179.000.43% safer
Ealing27,93381.722.9% more dangerous
Brent27,08082.123.4% more dangerous
Croydon31,89482.483.8% more dangerous
Hounslow22,55583.074.5% more dangerous
Enfield28,41585.137% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hillingdon

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Recent Crimes in Hillingdon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Stirling RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Hindhead CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022DrugsOn or near Swift CloseLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barlee CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Cross StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dudley DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hemmen LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Lees RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near West WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near NightclubInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Airport/AirfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blackthorn AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Black Rod CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Valley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Juniper WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rising Hill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Wallis RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harrow ViewOffender given a caution

Hillingdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour27294432 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.10.910.74 Safer
Burglary7964.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766 Safer
Drugs2.94.154.6 Getting worse
Other Crime3. Safer
Other Theft131399 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.650.570.620.51 Safer
Public Order6667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) Safer
Shoplifting6653.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) Safer
Vehicle Crime15141312 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24252627 Getting worse

Changes In Hillingdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hillingdon's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bayhurst Wood Country Park1622-100.57
Bell Farm Church--1-142117
Bessingby Playing Fields9--1864.4
Bourne Farm Playing Field1----10.55
Breakspear Crematorium and Gardens of Remembrance----310.45
Cavendish Recreation Ground1----00.14
Connaught Recreation Ground--2-1047
Dowding Park101-117193.9
Grange Park7-3-330.29
Grosvenor Playing Field--1-310.97
Harmondsworth Moor72---10.12
Harmondsworth War Memorial Recreation Ground-----10.17
Hayes and Yeading United Football Club421-5114.8
Hillingdon Court Park13----20.67
Kings Gardens--12121.9
Lake Farm Country Park121---00.53
Northwood Recreation Ground11---10.35
Old Abbots Rugby Football Club21-3-547
Pine Gardens1----00.11
Preston Park61---212
Stockley Park111---20.20
Stockley Recreation Ground----110.92
The Closes13----11.5
Uxbridge Common-1--100.36

Comparing Hillingdon to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9399% safer
Birmingham49.6060% safer
Barnet67.0818% safer
Croydon82.483.8% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0312% more dangerous
Bristol90.5212% more dangerous
Leicester111.5929% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0636% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Hillingdon's Neighbourhoods

Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Hillingdon, followed by Hayes Town & Lake Farm in second place, and Uxbridge West as the third most dangerous area. Hillingdon's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Eastcote, Ickenham, and Ruislip Manor.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ducks Hill3194229th
Harlington & Cranford Cross93288Ninth
Hayes End6176119th
Hayes South9578011th
Hayes Town & Lake Farm1,802128Second
Hayes Town North1,063114Fifth
Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson2,391287First
Hillingdon Heath6177013th
Hillingdon North East3934826th
Hillingdon South89096Seventh
Northwood Hills5145623rd
Ruislip Gardens4354825th
Ruislip Manor3414130th
South Ruislip84091Eighth
Uxbridge Central & Brunel1,399115Fourth
Uxbridge Common & Swakeleys4335524th
Uxbridge West1,445119Third
West Drayton East8536317th
West Drayton West6857014th
West Ruislip North2684428th
West Ruislip South3844427th
Yeading Brookside5646218th
Yeading North88187Tenth
Yeading West6476020th
Yiewsley East6837812th
Yiewsley West1,19598Sixth

Hillingdon Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourIckenham (97)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (1,217)
Bicycle TheftCharville (1)Uxbridge West (39)
BurglaryWest Ruislip South (17)Yiewsley West (79)
Criminal Damage and ArsonRuislip Manor (15)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (109)
DrugsHarefield (8)Hayes Town & Lake Farm (166)
Other CrimeHillingdon North East (2)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (570)
Other TheftRuislip Gardens (22)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (598)
Possession of WeaponsCharville (1)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (26)
Public OrderIckenham (18)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (216)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ducks Hill (1)Hayes Town & Lake Farm (51)
ShopliftingUxbridge Common & Swakeleys (1)Hayes Town & Lake Farm (160)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)West Drayton East (1)Uxbridge West (124)
Vehicle CrimeHarefield (48)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (207)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEastcote (72)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (406)

Crime in Hillingdon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hillingdon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Hillingdon saw a 175% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hillingdon saw a large fall in theft from the person during June, when it fell by 77% compared to June in 2019. Hillingdon saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including other theft, robbery, and shoplifting.

Anti-Social Behaviour+27%+175%+175%+59%+29%+30%+30%+29%+56%+43%
Bicycle Theft-38%-9%+26%-19%+27%-34%-27%-34%-51%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-30%-16%+1%+15%+9%-2%-34%-11%-27%
Other Crime-1%-58%-48%-60%-53%-61%-35%-46%-50%-40%
Other Theft+2%-60%-55%-50%-43%-29%-24%-32%-22%-37%
Possession of Weapons-28%-25%+100%+92%+125%-65%+20%-13%+62%-21%
Public Order+12%+1%-19%+18%+29%+35%+5%-1%+30%-7%
Theft From the Person-19%-73%-77%-77%-64%-40%-43%-37%-68%-66%
Vehicle Crime-2%-37%-15%+2%+5%+1%+25%-11%-5%-36%
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%-12%+2%+2%-4%+30%+9%+8%+2%-9%

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 safest boroughs 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.

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