Redbridge Crime Overview

Redbridge is among the top 20 safest cities in London, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of London's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redbridge in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redbridge is among the top 20 safest cities, and the 1,186th 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 6,965 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 6,572 offences and a difference of 1.29 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Redbridge's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 152 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 3.9% from 2019's figure of 146 crimes.

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Crime in Redbridge Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Redbridge This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10,64934.89416,48646.5233% safer
Bicycle Theft2410.7924,3552.72244% safer
Burglary1,7365.6961,0906.8220% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,4104.6251,7285.7825% safer
Drugs1,6935.5552,7895.906% safer
Other Crime2810.9210,3371.1525% safer
Other Theft2,1897.1784,2109.4131% safer
Possession of Weapons1520.506,0140.6734% safer
Public Order1,3654.4756,3686.3041% safer
Robbery6822.2327,5443.0838% safer
Shoplifting1,2234.0135,6593.980.75% more dangerous
Theft From the Person8252.7035,1173.9245% safer
Vehicle Crime4,11113.47107,68712.0311% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences6,96522.82229,97825.6913% safer

Redbridge Compared to Nearby Cities

CityTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Havering16,71764.4116% safer
Merton13,45365.1315% safer
Bromley21,68465.2515% safer
Barnet26,80667.7111% safer
Wandsworth24,28273.651.8% safer
Croydon32,18183.2210% more dangerous
Ealing28,57883.6110% more dangerous
Waltham Forest23,28184.0511% more dangerous
Hillingdon25,81384.1211% more dangerous
Enfield28,26084.6611% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redbridge

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Redbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour21202135Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.690.710.840.79Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson654.64.6Safer
Drugs2.22.04.06Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.680.850.92Getting worse
Other Theft9987Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.460.480.50Getting worse
Public Order3. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Shoplifting3. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime14141513Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222223Getting worse

Changes In Redbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Redbridge's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Redbridge that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Barkingside Recreation Ground3----00.48
Barley Lane Recreation Ground-51--24.0
Fairlop Waters19362-4140.60
Oakfield Playing Fields1----40.26
Ray Park-21-120.57
Roding Valley Park17---130.61
South Park193-1111.9
Uphall Recreation Ground-2--116
Valentines Park34312-81.0
Wanstead Park1----00.01
Wanstead Park Recreation Ground1----00.43
Wanstead Rugby Club232--333.0
Westwood Recreation Ground2821114916

Comparing Redbridge to the UK's Major Cities

CityCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% safer
Coventry77.413.2% more dangerous
Croydon83.2210% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8113% more dangerous
Bristol86.2113% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Redbridge's Neighbourhoods

Ilford North West is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Redbridge, followed by Ilford South East in second place, and Ilford South West as the third most dangerous area. Redbridge's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Barkingside West, Hainault West, and Seven Kings Park.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aldborough Hatch57676Eighth
Barkingside East4456317th
Barkingside North4606416th
Barkingside West2734131st
Chadwell Heath West8755528th
Clayhall North3846120th
Clayhall South8045725th
Goodmayes North1,072118Fourth
Goodmayes South1,12378Seventh
Hainault East5717311th
Hainault West3645529th
Ilford North East52575Ninth
Ilford North West1,554172First
Ilford South East2,600146Second
Ilford South West1,295121Third
Ley Street6596514th
Loxford Park57173Tenth
Newbury Park6027112th
Seven Kings Meads Lane60480Fifth
Seven Kings Park3834730th
South Park9066021st
South Woodford High Road7115627th
Valentines Park & Cranbrook1,08779Sixth
Wanstead Flats3706119th
Woodford Bridge3586415th
Woodford Green4356513th
Woodford Wells6235924th

Redbridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWanstead (119)Ilford South West (712)
Bicycle TheftLoxford Park (1)Goodmayes North (32)
BurglaryGoodmayes North (35)Ilford North West (88)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBarkingside West (15)Goodmayes North (91)
DrugsWoodford Wells (17)Ilford South West (158)
Other CrimeNewbury Park (2)Aldborough Hatch (17)
Other TheftClayhall North (13)Ilford South East (319)
Possession of WeaponsNewbury Park (1)Hainault West (8)
Public OrderWanstead Flats (10)Ilford North West (82)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Woodford Bridge (4)Ilford South West (62)
ShopliftingSeven Kings Park (1)Ilford North West (341)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Barkingside West (1)Ilford South East (293)
Vehicle CrimeChadwell Heath West (128)Aldborough Hatch (142)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBarkingside West (82)Goodmayes North (519)

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. Redbridge saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime.

Anti-Social Behaviour+2%+204%+159%+65%+38%+56%+44%+48%+122%+89%
Bicycle Theft-78%--61%-48%-14%+55%+55%+209%+50%+88%
Criminal Damage and Arson+14%-22%-8%-2%+11%+3%-14%-23%+32%+26%
Other Crime-31%+25%+42%-3%+15%-27%+73%-11%+78%+32%
Other Theft-16%-44%-23%-24%-2%+24%+38%+2%-5%-12%
Possession of Weapons+25%+15%-23%+50%+14%+86%-75%-33%-13%+33%
Public Order+8%-26%-6%-2%+39%+79%+60%+14%-7%+30%
Theft From the Person-14%-66%-46%-29%-11%+79%+26%-7%-53%-30%
Vehicle Crime-18%-28%-12%-14%-10%-14%-2%+1%-7%-10%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%-5%-13%+11%+14%+15%+23%+3%+10%+9%

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: 07 May 2021