Crime Statistics for Highbury, London, Islington, November 2019

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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 November 2019 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 1477 street level crime incidents in Highbury in November 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Highbury, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime279
Anti Social Behaviour279
Other Theft149
Vehicle Crime126
Theft From The Person122
Public Order75
Criminal Damage Arson56
Bicycle Theft34
Other Crime9
Possession Of Weapons3
All Crime1477

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

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)2473
Barnsbury (0.88 miles)2085
Islington (0.62 miles)1840
Canonbury (0.88 miles)1792
Camden Town (1.39 miles)1594
Lower Holloway (0.62 miles)1485
Finsbury Park (0.88 miles)1449
Tufnell Park (1.24 miles)1386
Stoke Newington (1.39 miles)1223

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
Lower Holloway310
Finsbury Park291
Tufnell Park282
Camden Town266
Stoke Newington228

Last updated: December 21, 2019
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