Redbridge Crime Overview

Redbridge is among the top 20 safest cities in London. The overall crime rate in Redbridge in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than London's rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Redbridge ranks as the the 42nd safest city, and the the 1,209th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2018, Redbridge had the worst crime rate in London for burglary, with 343 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2017 was also a bad month for Redbridge residents, when it was London's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 418 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Redbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 6,448 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 1.9% lower than 2019's figure of 6,572 offences and a difference of 0.40 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Redbridge's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 136 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 7% from 2019's figure of 146 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Redbridge This Year

 RedbridgeLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9,76531.99386,65143.1435% safer
Bicycle Theft2260.7423,0182.57247% safer
Burglary1,5825.1856,3306.2921% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,2834.2047,5635.3126% safer
Drugs1,5715.1549,0295.476% safer
Other Crime2560.849,5341.0626% safer
Other Theft2,0156.6077,7838.6832% safer
Possession of Weapons1360.455,6020.6340% safer
Public Order1,2604.1352,2705.8341% safer
Robbery6302.0625,4802.8438% safer
Shoplifting1,1263.6932,9053.670.54% more dangerous
Theft From the Person7422.4331,8293.5546% safer
Vehicle Crime3,76812.3599,97811.1610% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences6,44821.13211,94323.6512% safer

Redbridge Compared to Nearby Cities

CitiesTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bromley19,95960.0615% safer
Merton12,48760.4614% safer
Queen's Park91762.1211% safer
Barnet24,67062.3211% safer
Wandsworth22,35767.811.7% safer
Redbridge21,04368.94-
Croydon29,84777.1811% more dangerous
Ealing26,43977.3511% more dangerous
Waltham Forest21,50577.6411% more dangerous
Brent25,66477.8211% more dangerous
Enfield26,03277.9912% more dangerous

Redbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21202132Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.690.710.840.74Safer
Burglary10975Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson654.64.2Safer
Drugs2.22.04.05Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.680.850.84Getting worse
Other Theft9987Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.460.480.45No change
Public Order3.84.04.04.1Getting worse
Robbery2.93.43.22.1Safer
Shoplifting3.83.43.73.7Getting worse
Theft From the Person2.42.93.12.4Safer
Vehicle Crime14141512Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222221Getting worse

Comparing Redbridge to the UK's Major Cities

CitiesCrime RateRate Difference
Redbridge68.94-
Coventry71.503.6% more dangerous
Sheffield73.997% more dangerous
Kirklees74.237% more dangerous
Croydon77.1811% more dangerous
Bradford79.1913% more dangerous
London80.7015% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0223% more dangerous
Bristol91.5725% more dangerous
Leeds91.9025% more dangerous
Leicester102.5133% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9435% more dangerous

Crime in Redbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Redbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Redbridge saw a 209% increase in bicycle theft. Redbridge saw a large fall in bicycle theft during March, when it fell by 78% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+2%+204%+159%+65%+38%+56%+44%+48%+122%
Bicycle Theft-78%--61%-48%-14%+55%+55%+209%+50%
Burglary-8%-52%-47%-4%+2%-3%-13%-17%-24%
Criminal Damage and Arson+14%-22%-8%-2%+11%+3%-14%-23%+32%
Drugs+21%+77%+87%+57%+48%+8%+8%-16%+38%
Other Crime-31%+25%+42%-3%+15%-27%+73%-11%+78%
Other Theft-16%-44%-23%-24%-2%+24%+38%+2%-5%
Possession of Weapons+25%+15%-23%+50%+14%+86%-75%-33%-13%
Public Order+8%-26%-6%-2%+39%+79%+60%+14%-7%
Robbery+8%-70%-60%-37%-15%-22%-18%-30%-21%
Shoplifting-16%-24%-27%-2%+22%+22%-18%+10%+13%
Theft From the Person-14%-66%-46%-29%-11%+79%+26%-7%-53%
Vehicle Crime-18%-28%-12%-14%-10%-14%-2%+1%-7%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%-5%-13%+10%+14%+15%+23%+3%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Redbridge

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

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021