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There were 2,457 recorded crimes in Camden last month (fewer than this month last year) and 835 anti‑social behaviour incidents.

Crime in Camden

Police in Camden recorded 2,457 crimes in May 2013, or about 11 for every 1,000 residents – 3% fewer than the previous month. This was fewer than the average over the past 12 months. There were also 835 recorded incidents of anti-social behaviour, or 3.8 for every 1,000 residents – about the same number as the average for the past 12 months.

    What crimes happen in Camden?

    The most common type of crime in this borough last month was other theft offences, which made up 39% of all recorded crime. The next most common types of crime were violent crime and burglary.

    The other theft offences category is very broad. It includes many types of theft, such as snatches of mobile phones on the street, pickpocketing, bike thefts, thefts from cash machines, thefts from parking meters and diversion of electricity. It does not include burglaries, robberies, shoplifting offences or thefts of or from vehicles because these are included in other categories.

    Anti-social behaviour

    835 incidents in May

    • 17% more than the previous month
    • decreased over the past 12 months

    find out more about anti-social behaviour in Camden

    Burglaries

    280 offences in May

    • 4% more than the previous month
    • increased over the past 12 months

    find out more about burglary in Camden

    Criminal damage

    140 offences in May

    • 13% fewer than the previous month
    • decreased over the past 12 months

    find out more about criminal damage in Camden

    Robberies

    76 offences in May

    • 4% more than the previous month
    • decreased over the past 12 months

    find out more about robbery in Camden

    Vehicle crimes

    253 offences in May

    • 4% more than the previous month
    • increased over the past 12 months

    find out more about vehicle crime in Camden

    Violent crimes

    341 offences in May

    • 7% fewer than the previous month
    • decreased over the past 12 months

    find out more about violent crime in Camden

    Where do crimes happen in Camden?

    Camden is divided into 18 wards. Choose a ward to find out more about local crime.

    Should I worry about crime in Camden?

    Many people worry about becoming a victim of crime. It's important to remember that most crimes are minor – less-serious are usually much more common than more-serious ones.

    Since 1995, the number of crimes in England and Wales has almost halved1. However, if you are worried about crime in this area, there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself.

    Six ways to help keep your neighbourhood safe

    1. Find out how to protect yourself against crime.
    2. Get in touch with the police safer neighbourhoods team responsible for policing your neighbourhood.
    3. Report local problems like graffiti, fly tipping or broken street-lights.
    4. Pass information anonymously to the police via Crimestoppers.
    5. Join your local neighbourhood watch group.
    6. Ask your local MP, London Assembly member or borough councillor what they are doing to fight crime.

    Wait!

    The information on this page is based on official police records of crime, which is the best available information for estimating local crime trends. However, the figures on this page might not be a complete picture of crime in this borough because:

    The crime rates on this page are calculated based on the number of people living in the neighbourhood. In general, crime rates are a good way to compare neighbourhoods, but they are not completely accurate because there is no way to know exactly how many are in each neighbourhood.

    1 figures from the Crime Survey of England and Wales.