Crime in Islington compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending September 2017, the crime rate in Islington was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Islington lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 137.13
Most Similar Group average 122.37
Lower bound 109.19
Area Crime rate
Ealing 80.45
Brent 86.79
Greenwich 88.60
Tower Hamlets 103.73
Lambeth 104.69
Southwark 104.83
Haringey 105.80
Hackney 113.66
Hammersmith & Fulham 115.86
Southampton 129.34
Islington 132.31
Kensington & Chelsea 133.11
Camden 142.99
Manchester 171.37
City of Westminster 221.96

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Islington compared with crime in the Metropolitan Police force area

In the year ending September 2017, the crime rate in Islington was higher than average for the Metropolitan Police force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 90.40
Harrow 55.36
Sutton 58.06
Bexley 58.98
Kingston upon Thames 62.35
Richmond upon Thames 64.34
Merton 65.22
Barnet 67.57
Bromley 68.52
Havering 71.96
Enfield 72.85
Redbridge 73.76
Wandsworth 77.70
Croydon 78.70
Hillingdon 79.36
Waltham Forest 80.27
Ealing 80.45
Lewisham 81.99
Brent 86.79
Barking & Dagenham 87.31
Greenwich 88.60
Hounslow 88.82
Newham 97.65
Tower Hamlets 103.73
Lambeth 104.69
Southwark 104.83
Haringey 105.80
Hackney 113.66
Hammersmith & Fulham 115.86
Islington 132.31
Kensington & Chelsea 133.11
Camden 142.99
City of Westminster 221.96

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Islington and in the Metropolitan Police force area

In the quarter ending September 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Islington
  • up in the Metropolitan Police force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Islington Most Similar Group average Metropolitan Police Islington
September 2014 25.51 20.15 27.07
December 2014 26.58 20.86 29.45
March 2015 25.20 19.16 28.38
June 2015 27.25 20.98 31.29
September 2015 26.90 20.88 29.13
December 2015 28.19 21.82 30.90
March 2016 26.43 20.27 29.48
June 2016 27.88 21.53 29.35
September 2016 29.33 22.13 30.22
December 2016 29.44 22.14 30.28
March 2017 29.21 21.83 31.86
June 2017 31.59 23.20 35.51
September 2017 32.13 23.23 34.67

(Source: ONS)

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