Hounslow Crime Overview

Hounslow is among the top 20 most dangerous cities in London. The overall crime rate in Hounslow in 2020 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 0.84% lower than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Hounslow ranks as the the 30th most dangerous city, and the the 787th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Hounslow are violence and sexual offences, with 7,336 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 3.8% lower than 2019's figure of 7,618 offences and a difference of 1.04 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Hounslow's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 154 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 26% from 2019's figure of 194 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hounslow This Year

 HounslowLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11,71043.13386,65143.140.02% safer
Bicycle Theft5281.9423,0182.5732% safer
Burglary1,6145.9456,3306.296% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,5155.5847,5635.314.8% more dangerous
Drugs1,4585.3749,0295.471.9% safer
Other Crime3761.389,5341.0623% more dangerous
Other Theft2,0547.5677,7838.6815% safer
Possession of Weapons1540.575,6020.6311% safer
Public Order1,5555.7352,2705.831.7% safer
Robbery5381.9825,4802.8443% safer
Shoplifting8233.0332,9053.6721% safer
Theft From the Person3121.1531,8293.55209% safer
Vehicle Crime3,46612.7799,97811.1613% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences7,33627.02211,94323.6512% more dangerous

Hounslow Compared to Nearby Cities

CitiesTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brent25,66477.822.8% safer
Enfield26,03277.992.6% safer
Hillingdon24,01478.252.3% safer
Greenwich22,95179.710.40% safer
Barking and Dagenham17,02079.940.11% safer
Hounslow21,72980.03-
Lewisham24,81981.151.4% more dangerous
Newham30,15485.396% more dangerous
Lambeth28,01585.937% more dangerous
Tower Hamlets28,51487.809% more dangerous
Hammersmith and Fulham17,11592.4413% more dangerous

Hounslow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27262743Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.92.92.41.9Safer
Burglary8886Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766Safer
Drugs3.94.265Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.71.41.4Safer
Other Theft1111108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.760.710.57Safer
Public Order6666Safer
Robbery1.72.42.62.0Safer
Shoplifting64.44.23.0Safer
Theft From the Person1.52.12.21.2Safer
Vehicle Crime13141413Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26282827Safer

Comparing Hounslow to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5012% safer
Sheffield73.998% safer
Kirklees74.238% safer
Croydon77.183.7% safer
Bradford79.191.1% safer
Hounslow80.03-
London80.700.83% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0210% more dangerous
Bristol91.5713% more dangerous
Leeds91.9013% more dangerous
Leicester102.5122% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9424% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hounslow

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

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021