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Crime and Safety in Hounslow

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Hounslow is among the top 20 most dangerous boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Hounslow in 2021 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 4.4% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hounslow is the 25th safest city, and the 949th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Hounslow are violence and sexual offences, with 8,330 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 5.0% higher than 2020's figure of 7,917 offences and a difference of 1.52 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Hounslow's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 128 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 27% from 2020's figure of 162 crimes.

Hounslow 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Boroughs, London

3.8% lower, regional crime rate

London

12% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hounslow is 3.8% lower than London and 12% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hounslow Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hounslow 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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Historical Crime Rates for Hounslow

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20218322,555
20208623,385
20199325,205
20189325,309
20178924,126
20168222,129

Crime in Hounslow Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Hounslow This Year

 HounslowLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9,52135.07303,00033.85 3.5% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft6662.4521,5362.41 1.6% more dangerous
Burglary1,4275.2652,4145.85 11% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,6426.0553,1985.94 1.8% more dangerous
Drugs1,1904.3843,2274.83 10% safer
Other Crime3461.2710,2651.15 9% more dangerous
Other Theft2,4128.8890,13710.07 13% safer
Possession of Weapons1280.475,0140.56 19% safer
Public Order1,8986.9961,3056.85 2.0% more dangerous
Robbery3691.3622,5282.52 85% safer
Shoplifting7352.7133,6743.76 39% safer
Theft From the Person4411.6239,8094.45 175% safer
Vehicle Crime2,97110.9498,51711.00 0.55% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8,33030.68244,97527.36 11% more dangerous

Hounslow Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Waltham Forest21,88179.005% safer
Hillingdon24,34679.344.7% safer
Ealing27,93381.721.7% safer
Brent27,08082.121.2% safer
Croydon31,89482.480.72% safer
Hounslow22,55583.07-
Enfield28,41585.132.4% more dangerous
Lewisham26,12885.432.8% more dangerous
Barking and Dagenham18,48386.814.3% more dangerous
Greenwich25,03786.954.5% more dangerous
Newham32,82892.9611% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hounslow

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Recent Crimes in Hounslow

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Braybourne DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Harvest RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Shopping AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hounslow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Binns RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Christabel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Stile Hall GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Fair StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Space WayeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Roman CloseLocal resolution
March 2022DrugsOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Bath RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Staines RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Summerwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Braybourne DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Alexandra GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hounslow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26274735 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.92.42.12.4 Safer
Burglary8865 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666 Safer
Drugs4.2664.4 Safer
Other Crime1.81.41.51.3 Safer
Other Theft111089 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.760.710.600.47 Safer
Public Order6667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.42.62.11.4 Safer
Shoplifting4.44.23.22.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.22.21.41.6 Safer
Vehicle Crime14141311 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28282931 Getting worse

Changes In Hounslow's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hounslow's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Boston Manor Park245--783.4
Boston Manor Playing Fields2----00.23
New Central Playing Fields2-12-12.1
Osterley Park137-2360.30
Poet's Corner--11446
Riverside Recreation Ground6----11.2
St Paul's Church712114877
Syon Park361-5241.8
Thornbury Playing Fields12-7-611924
Winslow Memorial Recreation Ground--1-212.5

Comparing Hounslow to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93108% safer
Birmingham49.6067% safer
Barnet67.0824% safer
Croydon82.480.72% safer
Hounslow83.07-
Sheffield90.038% more dangerous
Bristol90.528% more dangerous
Leicester111.5926% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0632% more dangerous
Bradford132.2837% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Hounslow's Neighbourhoods

Hounslow High Street is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Hounslow, followed by Chiswick Park in second place, and Brentford West & Osterley Park as the third most dangerous area. Hounslow's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Chiswick South West, Heston West, and Hounslow East.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bedfont6376424th
Brentford Central94189Tenth
Brentford East1,15292Ninth
Brentford West & Osterley Park79099Third
Chiswick North East6808016th
Chiswick Park1,030115Second
Chiswick South East5656325th
Chiswick South West5116126th
Cranford7467617th
Feltham Central1,00893Eighth
Feltham East9458214th
Hanworth North84993Seventh
Hanworth South4696623rd
Heston Central & Lampton West6927418th
Heston North7598412th
Heston West4855227th
Hounslow East3063828th
Hounslow Heath6446622nd
Hounslow High Street1,958142First
Hounslow Meadows7197419th
Hounslow West1,13496Sixth
Isleworth & Ivybridge5846721st
Lower Feltham6286920th
North Feltham & Hatton7988015th
North Hyde & North Cranford73099Fourth
Osterley & Lampton East7668413th
Spring Grove1,08496Fifth
Syon Green9338511th

Hounslow Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourHounslow East (127)Hounslow West (700)
Bicycle TheftHeston North (1)Chiswick Park (70)
BurglaryHounslow East (10)Brentford East (120)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHounslow East (22)Feltham East (109)
DrugsChiswick South West (11)Spring Grove (102)
Other CrimeChiswick South West (4)Lower Feltham (43)
Other TheftHounslow East (19)Brentford West & Osterley Park (207)
Possession of WeaponsBrentford East (1)Feltham Central (12)
Public OrderHounslow East (19)Hounslow High Street (205)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hounslow Heath (2)Hounslow High Street (52)
ShopliftingHounslow East (1)Hounslow High Street (175)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Chiswick South West (1)Hounslow High Street (174)
Vehicle CrimeFeltham Central (55)Chiswick Park (227)
Violence and Sexual OffencesChiswick South East (155)Hounslow High Street (601)

Crime in Hounslow During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hounslow change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Hounslow saw a 218% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hounslow saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 80% compared to April in 2019. Rates of burglary and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Hounslow's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+10%+218%+171%+74%+30%+62%+59%+60%+93%+79%
Bicycle Theft-44%-55%-2%-28%-31%+7%-3%+16%+33%+23%
Burglary-24%-17%-22%-15%+21%-7%-35%-20%-29%-17%
Criminal Damage and Arson-12%-12%-16%-19%-9%+18%+10%-1%+5%-28%
Drugs-3%+36%+56%+15%-5%-24%-34%-14%+8%+33%
Other Crime-22%--16%+62%+91%-5%-11%+100%+20%-
Other Theft-26%-40%-39%-29%-27%+1%+3%-13%-2%-27%
Possession of Weapons-56%-14%-20%-+56%-33%-40%-7%-29%-42%
Public Order-12%-15%-11%-27%-2%+26%+40%+6%-3%-6%
Robbery-17%-52%-45%-38%+2%+11%+10%--8%-15%
Shoplifting-46%-45%-42%-21%-3%-32%+24%-8%-40%-45%
Theft From the Person-41%-80%-73%-79%-50%-45%+10%-13%-57%+4%
Vehicle Crime-11%-20%-9%-6%+18%+0%+20%-1%+12%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+1%-9%+4%+1%-1%+31%+16%+6%-6%-14%

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 boroughs 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.

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