Newham Crime Overview
Newham is among the top 20 most dangerous cities in London. The overall crime rate in Newham in 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 5% higher than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Newham ranks as the the 21st most dangerous city, and the the 653rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2020, Newham had the worst crime rate in London for drugs, with 341 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.97 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Newham residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 106 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Newham recorded 188 reports of other theft during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst for other theft in London that month.
The most common crimes in Newham are violence and sexual offences, with 8,848 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 9,736 offences and a difference of 2.51 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Newham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 275 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 22% from 2019's figure of 336 crimes.
Newham Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Newham This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||15,848||44.88||386,651||43.14||3.9% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||567||1.61||23,018||2.57||60% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||1,823||5.16||47,563||5.31||2.9% safer|
|Drugs||2,715||7.69||49,029||5.47||29% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||428||1.21||9,534||1.06||12% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||3,138||8.89||77,783||8.68||2.4% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||275||0.78||5,602||0.63||19% more dangerous|
|Public Order||1,941||5.50||52,270||5.83||6% safer|
|Robbery||1,542||4.37||25,480||2.84||35% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||1,576||4.46||32,905||3.67||18% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||2,091||5.92||31,829||3.55||40% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||3,515||9.95||99,978||11.16||12% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||8,848||25.06||211,943||23.65||6% more dangerous|
Newham Compared to Nearby Cities
|Cities||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barking and Dagenham||17,020||79.94||7% safer|
|Lambeth||28,015||85.93||0.63% more dangerous|
|Tower Hamlets||28,514||87.80||2.7% more dangerous|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||17,115||92.44||8% more dangerous|
|Southwark||29,614||92.88||8% more dangerous|
|Haringey||25,571||95.18||10% more dangerous|
Newham Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||24||23||26||45||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||1.5||1.6||1.4||1.6||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||7||6||5||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.97||0.99||0.95||0.78||Safer|
|Public Order||4.6||5||6||6||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||4.2||6||7||6||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||26||28||28||25||Safer|
Comparing Newham to the UK's Major Cities
|Cities||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||89.02||4.1% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||7% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||7% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||17% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||19% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newham
What police force serves Newham?Newham's local territorial police force is the Metropolitan Police Service.
How dangerous is Newham?Newham is among the top 20 most dangerous cities in London.
What is Newham's most common crime?The most common crimes in Newham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Newham?Newham's least common crimes are possession of weapons.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021