Crime Statistics for Islington, London, , May 2022

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The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Islington using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2022 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 1962 street level crime incidents in Islington in May 2022. 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 Islington, 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 Crime391
Anti Social Behaviour379
Other Theft287
Theft From The Person176
Public Order130
Vehicle Crime112
Shoplifting93
Drugs85
Criminal Damage Arson82
Burglary75
Bicycle Theft63
Robbery61
Other Crime15
Possession Of Weapons13
All Crime1962

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2022

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Islington. 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 Islington

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Bloomsbury (1.39 miles)5795
Finsbury (1.24 miles)3746
Haggerston (1.39 miles)2480
Barnsbury (0.62 miles)2426
Islington1962
Camden Town (1.24 miles)1950
Canonbury (0.62 miles)1801
Lower Holloway (0.88 miles)1551
Highbury (0.62 miles)1456
Tufnell Park (1.39 miles)1455



Most violent places near Islington

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Bloomsbury716
Barnsbury459
Finsbury458
Haggerston455
Islington391
Canonbury368
Camden Town366
Highbury313
Lower Holloway309
Tufnell Park289

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Last updated: May 2022
Information provided by data.police.uk
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