How safe is Islington?
How safe is Islington?

Crime Statistics London

Crime Statistics for Islington

How safe is Islington?

Once just another overcrowded London suburb, Islington recently has become a bustling neighbourhood and the ideal home for London’s socialites and professionals. Fashionable gastropubs, wine bars and stylish restaurants have taken over Islington’s social houses and rundown inns. With its convenient transport options, such as its bus lines and nearby tube stations, Islington has become a fashionable place to live, but is it a safe place for your family to live?

This graph looks at the number of reported crime incidents from 2015 to 2016.

Number of reported crime incidents from 2015 to 2016

Theft and handling is by far the most reported crime in Islington, with a total 11,438 incidents having been reported between 2015 and 2016 alone. While this is a large number of offences, it is important to note that theft and handling in Islington has been in decline over the past few years. This is what you’d expect from a borough that recently has become more upper class.

Violence against the person has become Islington’s second most-reported crime, with 27% of the borough’s total crime. Burglary makes up 9% of Islington’s total crime, while criminal damage accounts for 7%. Together, theft and handling and burglary make up 53% of Islington’s reported criminal incidents, making stolen goods the No. 1 criminal issue in the area.