Crime Statistics for Highbury, London, Islington, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Highbury, London, Islington

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Highbury using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 1967 street level crime incidents in Highbury in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour1054
Violent Crime239
Vehicle Crime87
Public Order80
Other Theft76
Bicycle Theft72
Criminal Damage Arson65
Theft From The Person23
Possession Of Weapons14
Other Crime13
All Crime1967

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Highbury. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Highbury

We've taken the ten nearest places to Highbury and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Highbury has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Haggerston (1.76 miles)2297
Canonbury (0.88 miles)2235
Barnsbury (0.88 miles)2001
Finsbury Park (0.88 miles)1980
Islington (0.62 miles)1840
Stoke Newington (1.39 miles)1825
Camden Town (1.39 miles)1697
Lower Holloway (0.62 miles)1587
Tufnell Park (1.24 miles)1572

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Most violent places near Highbury

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Highbury and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Finsbury Park298
Camden Town249
Tufnell Park242
Lower Holloway229
Stoke Newington208

Last updated: July 4, 2020
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