Robbery Overview

During 2020, England & Wales's police forces received 61,409 crime reports about robbery. This is a decrease of 38% from 2019's figure of 84,977 reports of robbery, giving an overall crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 people in 2020 and a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 people for 2019.

The most dangeroues cities for robbery are Westminster, Haringey, and Hackney, with crime rates of 8, 6, and 6 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for robbery is London, which recorded a robbery rate of 3.1 offences per 1,000 people in 2020. The second most dangerous area for robbery is West Midlands, with a crime rate of 2.3, followed by Bristol in third, with a robbery rate of 1.8 per 1,000 residents.

The safest area in England and Wales for robbery is Swansea, which had a crime rate of 0.20 in 2020. Next safest is Cardiff, followed by Stoke-on-Trent in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 0.40 and 0.45 respectively.

Map of Robbery in the UK

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The Most Dangerous Towns & Cities for Robbery

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Westminster8.18
2Haringey5.68
3Hackney5.61
4Islington4.94
5Southwark4.74
6Newham4.64
7Camden4.53
8Lambeth3.41
9Barking and Dagenham3.39
10Birmingham3.26

The Safest Towns & Cities for Robbery

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Swansea0.20
2Cardiff0.40
3Stoke-on-Trent0.45
4Milton Keynes0.48
5Swindon0.67
6Plymouth0.70
7Newcastle upon Tyne0.77
8Norwich0.79
9Belfast City0.81
10Reading0.99

Robbery (inc. mugging) Trends

Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
2017201820192020Trend
1.211.351.421.02Safer

Most Dangerous Councils & Counties for Robbery

Last updated: 22 Mar 2021