Hillingdon Crime Overview

Hillingdon is among the top 20 safest cities in London, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of London's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hillingdon in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 4.0% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hillingdon is the 23rd safest city, and the 852nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Hillingdon had the worst crime rate in London for other crime, with 75 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 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 7,904 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 1.4% higher than 2019's figure of 7,794 offences and a difference of 0.36 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Hillingdon's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 190 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 7% from 2019's figure of 176 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hillingdon This Year

 HillingdonLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13,58544.27416,48646.525% safer
Bicycle Theft2790.9124,3552.72199% safer
Burglary1,9096.2261,0906.8210% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,9316.2951,7285.788% more dangerous
Drugs1,6115.2552,7895.9012% safer
Other Crime8032.6210,3371.1556% more dangerous
Other Theft2,7679.0284,2109.414.3% safer
Possession of Weapons1900.626,0140.678% safer
Public Order1,9096.2256,3686.301.3% safer
Robbery5151.6827,5443.0883% safer
Shoplifting1,5765.1435,6593.9823% more dangerous
Theft From the Person3241.0635,1173.92270% safer
Vehicle Crime4,09513.34107,68712.0310% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences7,90425.76229,97825.690.27% more dangerous

Crime in Hillingdon Compared To London

Hillingdon Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wandsworth24,28273.6514% safer
Redbridge22,87374.9412% safer
Croydon32,18183.221.1% safer
Ealing28,57883.610.61% safer
Waltham Forest23,28184.050.08% safer
Hillingdon25,81384.12-
Enfield28,26084.660.64% more dangerous
Brent27,93284.700.68% more dangerous
Greenwich24,72185.852.0% more dangerous
Hounslow23,38586.132.3% more dangerous
Barking and Dagenham18,44186.622.9% more dangerous

Hillingdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29272944Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.11.10.91Safer
Burglary8796Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8776Safer
Drugs2.32.94.15Getting worse
Other Crime4.23.94.22.6Safer
Other Theft1213139Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.650.570.62Getting worse
Public Order5666Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.71.92.51.7Safer
Shoplifting6665Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.41.82.11.1Safer
Vehicle Crime14151413Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23242526Getting worse

Changes In Hillingdon's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Hillingdon to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7124% safer
Coventry77.419% safer
Croydon83.221.1% safer
Hillingdon84.12-
Sheffield85.812.0% more dangerous
Bristol86.212.4% more dangerous
Leicester97.4414% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8718% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2822% more dangerous
Bradford133.0237% more dangerous
Leeds137.1039% 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 Hayes Town North as the third most dangerous area. Hillingdon's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Ducks Hill, Eastcote, and Ruislip Gardens.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Charville6186222nd
Ducks Hill2933832nd
Eastcote3354430th
Harefield5387018th
Harlington & Cranford Cross8388011th
Hayes End6786720th
Hayes South1,06489Tenth
Hayes Town & Lake Farm2,033144Second
Hayes Town North1,232132Third
Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson2,449294First
Hillingdon Heath6517415th
Hillingdon North East3774628th
Hillingdon South982106Seventh
Ickenham3835124th
Northwood6626421st
Northwood Hills4304727th
Ruislip6537912th
Ruislip Gardens3834231st
Ruislip Manor3784529th
South Ruislip87694Ninth
Uxbridge Central & Brunel1,309108Fifth
Uxbridge Common & Swakeleys4295523rd
Uxbridge West1,414116Fourth
West Drayton East9026719th
West Drayton West7647813th
West Ruislip North2994926th
West Ruislip South4284925th
Yeading Brookside6877614th
Yeading North1,017101Eighth
Yeading West7607017th
Yiewsley East6437316th
Yiewsley West1,302107Sixth

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 BehaviourDucks Hill (150)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (1,262)
Bicycle TheftHarefield (1)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (22)
BurglaryWest Ruislip North (24)Hayes Town & Lake Farm (117)
Criminal Damage and ArsonDucks Hill (15)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (131)
DrugsDucks Hill (8)Hayes Town North (127)
Other CrimeEastcote (3)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (402)
Other TheftRuislip Manor (16)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (678)
Possession of WeaponsYiewsley East (1)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (27)
Public OrderRuislip Manor (16)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (160)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Ruislip Gardens (5)Hayes Town & Lake Farm (51)
ShopliftingUxbridge Common & Swakeleys (1)Hayes Town & Lake Farm (332)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Northwood Hills (1)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (42)
Vehicle CrimeEastcote (60)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (262)
Violence and Sexual OffencesIckenham (70)Heathrow, Hardmonsworth & Sipson (438)

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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%
Burglary-42%-42%-33%-31%-46%-32%-17%-19%-44%-40%
Criminal Damage and Arson-23%-30%-16%+1%+15%+9%-2%-34%-11%-27%
Drugs+15%+77%+87%+39%+4%-21%-6%+12%+77%+96%
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%
Robbery-49%-73%-31%-36%-16%-13%-24%-26%+6%-54%
Shoplifting+53%-54%-30%-32%-18%-7%-31%-40%-31%-38%
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 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: 01 Apr 2021