Hounslow Crime Overview

Hounslow is among the top 20 most dangerous cities in London, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of London's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hounslow in 2020 was 86 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 1.5% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hounslow is the 28th most dangerous city, and the 805th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Hounslow are violence and sexual offences, with 7,917 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 3.6% higher than 2019's figure of 7,630 offences and a difference of 1.06 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Hounslow's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 162 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 20% from 2019's figure of 194 crimes.

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Crime in Hounslow Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Hounslow This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12,64746.58416,48646.520.13% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft5812.1424,3552.7227% safer
Burglary1,7356.3961,0906.827% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,6286.0051,7285.783.7% more dangerous
Drugs1,5815.8252,7895.901.4% safer
Other Crime3961.4610,3371.1521% more dangerous
Other Theft2,2408.2584,2109.4114% safer
Possession of Weapons1620.606,0140.6712% safer
Public Order1,6766.1756,3686.302.1% safer
Robbery5792.1327,5443.0845% safer
Shoplifting8773.2335,6593.9823% safer
Theft From the Person3661.3535,1173.92190% safer
Vehicle Crime3,64713.43107,68712.0310% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences7,91729.16229,97825.6912% more dangerous

Hounslow Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Waltham Forest23,28184.052.5% safer
Hillingdon25,81384.122.4% safer
Enfield28,26084.661.7% safer
Brent27,93284.701.7% safer
Greenwich24,72185.850.33% safer
Barking and Dagenham18,44186.620.57% more dangerous
Lewisham26,97888.212.4% more dangerous
Lambeth30,39593.238% more dangerous
Newham33,02993.538% more dangerous
Tower Hamlets30,74094.669% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hounslow

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Hounslow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour27262747Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.
Criminal Damage and Arson7766Safer
Drugs3.94.266Getting worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft1111108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.760.710.60Safer
Public Order6666Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime13141413Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26282829Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7127% safer
Coventry77.4111% safer
Croydon83.223.5% safer
Sheffield85.810.37% safer
Bristol86.210.09% more dangerous
Leicester97.4412% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8716% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2820% more dangerous
Bradford133.0235% more dangerous
Leeds137.1037% 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 Spring Grove as the third most dangerous area. Hounslow's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Heston Central & Lampton West, Heston West, and Hounslow East.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brentford Central9328813th
Brentford East1,18795Fifth
Brentford West & Osterley Park73993Sixth
Chiswick North East6717917th
Chiswick Park1,015114Second
Chiswick South East6106824th
Chiswick South West6027221st
Feltham Central9188414th
Feltham East9668415th
Hanworth North8058812th
Hanworth South5077122nd
Heston Central & Lampton West6076526th
Heston North81290Tenth
Heston West5315727th
Hounslow East4145128th
Hounslow Heath7017220th
Hounslow High Street2,101152First
Hounslow Meadows7848116th
Hounslow West1,14897Fourth
Isleworth & Ivybridge5846725th
Lower Feltham6186823rd
North Feltham & Hatton90191Ninth
North Hyde & North Cranford67091Eighth
Osterley & Lampton East84993Seventh
Spring Grove1,226109Third
Syon Green9748911th

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 (221)Hounslow West (819)
Bicycle TheftHeston West (1)Chiswick North East (68)
BurglaryHeston West (29)Chiswick South West (99)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHounslow East (26)Hanworth North (83)
DrugsLower Feltham (19)Hounslow High Street (208)
Other CrimeIsleworth & Ivybridge (4)Lower Feltham (37)
Other TheftHounslow East (29)Brentford West & Osterley Park (168)
Possession of WeaponsHounslow East (1)Hounslow High Street (29)
Public OrderHounslow East (18)Hounslow High Street (186)
Robbery (inc. mugging)North Hyde & North Cranford (3)Hounslow High Street (89)
ShopliftingHounslow East (1)Hounslow High Street (243)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Chiswick South East (1)Hounslow High Street (112)
Vehicle CrimeHeston West (75)Osterley & Lampton East (175)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHounslow East (138)Hounslow High Street (562)

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.

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%
Criminal Damage and Arson-12%-12%-16%-19%-9%+18%+10%-1%+5%-28%
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%
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 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: 07 May 2021