Crime in Islington compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending December 2016, the crime rate in Islington was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

Crime in Islington compared with crime in other 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.

Crime rate
Upper bound 127.61
Most Similar Group average 114.82
Lower bound 103.32
Ealing 81.09
Brent 84.89
Greenwich 85.42
Haringey 103.04
Tower Hamlets 103.39
Southwark 104.78
Hackney 107.80
Lambeth 108.83
Hammersmith & Fulham 116.38
Southampton 118.01
Islington 122.05
Camden 124.66
Manchester 127.49
Kensington & Chelsea 128.11
City of Westminster 206.43

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending December 2016, the crime rate in Islington was higher than average for the Metropolitan Police force area.

Crime in Islington compared with crime in 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.

Crime rate
Force average 87.19
Sutton 54.88
Harrow 54.89
Bexley 55.28
Richmond upon Thames 58.63
Kingston upon Thames 59.52
Bromley 63.58
Merton 64.43
Barnet 67.43
Redbridge 67.74
Havering 70.05
Enfield 70.53
Hillingdon 76.06
Wandsworth 78.06
Waltham Forest 78.99
Croydon 79.42
Ealing 81.09
Lewisham 83.49
Hounslow 84.67
Brent 84.89
Greenwich 85.42
Barking & Dagenham 87.20
Newham 93.36
Haringey 103.04
Tower Hamlets 103.39
Southwark 104.78
Hackney 107.80
Lambeth 108.83
Hammersmith & Fulham 116.38
Islington 122.05
Camden 124.66
Kensington & Chelsea 128.11
City of Westminster 206.43

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending December 2016, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2015.

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

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.

Date Crime rate
Islington Most Similar Group average Metropolitan Police Islington
December 2013 25.89 20.45 26.87
March 2014 24.63 19.44 27.54
June 2014 25.26 19.89 27.18
September 2014 25.90 20.41 27.68
December 2014 26.98 21.14 30.12
March 2015 25.59 19.41 29.03
June 2015 27.67 21.26 32.00
September 2015 27.32 21.16 29.79
December 2015 28.62 22.10 31.60
March 2016 26.84 20.53 30.15
June 2016 28.31 21.81 30.02
September 2016 29.76 22.42 30.91
December 2016 29.91 22.43 30.97

(Source: ONS)