How safe is Wandsworth?
How safe is Wandsworth?

Crime Statistics London

Crime Statistics for Wandsworth

How safe is Wandsworth?

Wandsworth is full of smart houses, cafes and bars for young professionals working in the city. You can still see that it was once a thriving community of small villages, as the borough has a number of green ‘commons’ throughout. Wealthier than the average London community, the area comprises many young and middle-age professionals and families. It also has enjoyed some of the lowest council tax rates in the country and has the lowest in the capital. So, while it’s a thriving community to live in, is it safe?

The graph below looks at the number of reported crimes from 2015 to 2016 in Wandsworth.

Reported crime graph from 2015 to 2016 in Wandsworth

Theft and handling is by far the most reported crime in Wandsworth, with a total of 8,798 reported incidents from 2015 to 2016. While it’s important to note that this is the most reported crime in Wandsworth, it’s also the most reported crime within similar areas in London.

Violence against the person is Wandsworth’s second-most-reported crime, with 31% of the borough’s total crime. Burglary accounts for 10%, criminal damage accounts for 8%, and theft and handling, being the most-reported crime in the area, makes up 41% of the total crime reported in Wandsworth.