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Crime and Safety in Redbridge

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Redbridge is among the top 20 safest boroughs in London. The overall crime rate in Redbridge in 2021 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to London's overall crime rate, coming in 12% 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 1,162nd 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 8,086 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 6,965 offences and a difference of 3.67 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Redbridge's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 135 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 13% from 2020's figure of 152 crimes.

Redbridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Boroughs, London

11% lower, regional crime rate

London

6% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Redbridge is 11% lower than London and 6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Redbridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Redbridge 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 Redbridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20217823,718
20207522,873
20197623,094
20187723,467
20177522,983
20166519,813

Crime in Redbridge Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in Redbridge This Year

 RedbridgeLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8,32327.27303,00033.85 24% safer
Bicycle Theft2980.9821,5362.41 146% safer
Burglary1,4794.8552,4145.85 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1,5485.0753,1985.94 17% safer
Drugs1,2234.0143,2274.83 20% safer
Other Crime3121.0210,2651.15 13% safer
Other Theft2,5518.3690,13710.07 20% safer
Possession of Weapons1350.445,0140.56 27% safer
Public Order1,5915.2161,3056.85 31% safer
Robbery6292.0622,5282.52 22% safer
Shoplifting1,1253.6933,6743.76 1.9% safer
Theft From the Person8822.8939,8094.45 54% safer
Vehicle Crime3,85912.6498,51711.00 13% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences8,08626.49244,97527.36 3.3% safer

Redbridge Compared to Other London Boroughs

BoroughTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Merton12,84162.1725% safer
Havering16,74964.5320% safer
Bromley22,19466.7816% safer
Barnet26,55567.0816% safer
Wandsworth24,77575.153.4% safer
Redbridge23,71877.71-
Waltham Forest21,88179.001.6% more dangerous
Hillingdon24,34679.342.1% more dangerous
Ealing27,93381.724.9% more dangerous
Brent27,08082.125% more dangerous
Croydon31,89482.486% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redbridge

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Recent Crimes in Redbridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Blackbush AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near South Park CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Southend RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketOffender given penalty notice
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near First AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Charteris RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dane RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Havelock StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Henley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cairns AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Evesham WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Flora GardensLocal resolution
March 2022DrugsOn or near Mornington AvenueLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Otley ApproachLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Southend RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lynton CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Redbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20213527 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.710.840.790.98 Getting worse
Burglary9764.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.64.65 Safer
Drugs2.04.064.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.680.850.921.0 Getting worse
Other Theft9878 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.460.480.500.44 Safer
Public Order4.04.04.55 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)3.43.22.22.1 Safer
Shoplifting3.43.74.03.7 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.93.12.72.9 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime14151313 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22222326 Getting 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 2021.

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
Coventry39.9395% safer
Birmingham49.6057% safer
Barnet67.0816% safer
Redbridge77.71-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0314% more dangerous
Bristol90.5214% more dangerous
Leicester111.5930% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% 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, Seven Kings Park, and Woodford Green.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aldborough Hatch58777Tenth
Barkingside East5327611th
Barkingside North4886815th
Barkingside West3254930th
Chadwell Heath West9115822nd
Clayhall North3445427th
Clayhall South8536120th
Fairlop7925723rd
Goodmayes North1,088120Fourth
Goodmayes South1,23185Sixth
Hainault East64182Seventh
Hainault West4516814th
Ilford North East5217512th
Ilford North West1,684186First
Ilford South East2,631148Second
Ilford South West1,489139Third
Ley Street7016913th
Loxford Park61779Ninth
Newbury Park5386418th
Roding7775821st
Seven Kings Meads Lane69692Fifth
Seven Kings Park3994929th
Snaresbrook7616119th
South Park9846517th
South Woodford High Road7255724th
Valentines Park & Cranbrook1,12682Eighth
Wanstead3015228th
Wanstead Flats3345525th
Woodford Bridge3686616th
Woodford Green3224831st
Woodford Wells5805526th

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 BehaviourBarkingside North (95)Ilford North West (586)
Bicycle TheftRoding (1)Ilford North West (39)
BurglaryWoodford Wells (25)Ilford North West (80)
Criminal Damage and ArsonClayhall North (17)Ilford North West (82)
DrugsWoodford Wells (11)Ilford North West (145)
Other CrimeGoodmayes North (2)Aldborough Hatch (18)
Other TheftWoodford Green (22)Ilford North West (189)
Possession of WeaponsSeven Kings Park (1)Ilford South West (16)
Public OrderWanstead Flats (17)Ilford South East (179)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Chadwell Heath West (7)Ilford South West (82)
ShopliftingWanstead (1)Ilford North West (233)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Hainault West (1)Ilford South East (312)
Vehicle CrimeLoxford Park (63)Clayhall South (242)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWanstead (81)Goodmayes North (545)

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+2%+204%+159%+65%+38%+56%+44%+48%+122%+89%
Bicycle Theft-78%--61%-48%-14%+55%+55%+209%+50%+88%
Burglary-8%-52%-47%-4%+2%-4%-13%-17%-24%-32%
Criminal Damage and Arson+14%-22%-8%-2%+11%+3%-14%-23%+32%+26%
Drugs+21%+77%+87%+57%+48%+8%+8%-16%+38%+33%
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%
Robbery+8%-70%-60%-37%-15%-22%-18%-30%-21%-45%
Shoplifting-16%-24%-27%-2%+22%+22%-18%+10%+13%+3%
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 boroughs 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.

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