Crime in London

  1. Home
  2. Camden

Camden had 76 robberies last month, fewer than this time last year but higher rate than London as a whole.

Robberies in Camden

There were 76 robberies recorded by the police in Camden in May 2013 – 4% more crimes than in the previous month. This is fewer than in the same month last year but about the same as the average for this borough over the past 12 months.

    Where do robberies happen in Camden?

    To protect the privacy of victims of crime, the Home Office does not release information about exactly where crimes happen. However, it does release enough information that we can determine approximate hotspots for different types of crime.

    Hotspots are areas where there were significantly more crimes than would be expected if crimes happened at the same rate everywhere in London. This map shows the hotspots for robberies in Camden in May.

    In general, the rate of robberies in Camden in May was similar to London as a whole, but Camden Town with Primrose Hill, Bloomsbury and Fortune Green wards had much higher rates than the average for London.

    See a table of neighbourhood crime counts and rates

    Robberies in Camden, May 2013
    Neighbourhood robberies rate per 1,000 population compared to London average
    Camden total 76 0.3 similar
    London total 2,301 0.3
    Belsize 1 0.1 lower
    Bloomsbury 9 0.8 much higher
    Camden Town with Primrose Hill 12 1.0 much higher
    Cantelowes 3 0.3 similar
    Fortune Green 12 1.0 much higher
    Frognal and Fitzjohns 1 0.1 lower
    Gospel Oak 4 0.4 similar
    Hampstead Town 1 0.1 lower
    Haverstock 1 0.1 lower
    Highgate 2 0.2 similar
    Holborn and Covent Garden 2 0.2 similar
    Kentish Town 3 0.2 similar
    Kilburn 4 0.3 similar
    King's Cross 7 0.6 higher
    Regent's Park 2 0.2 similar
    St Pancras and Somers Town 4 0.3 similar
    Swiss Cottage 3 0.2 similar
    West Hampstead 5 0.4 similar

    For comparison, the highest rate of robberies in London last month was 1.3 per 1,000 people living in the neighbourhood. The average neighbourhood had three crimes, but one neighbourhood had 20 crimes while 17% of neighbourhoods had no robberies at all.

    How does Camden compare to other boroughs?

    The rate of robberies in Camden over the past 12 months has been higher than the average for London, but nine out of 31 other boroughs had a higher rate than Camden did. Last month, the rate of these crimes in this borough was about nine times that of the borough with the lowest rate.

      Should I worry about robberies in Camden?

      Many people worry about becoming a victim of crime. It's important to remember that:

      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 from robberies.
      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.


      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 robberies 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 people are in each neighbourhood.

      1 figures from the Crime Survey of England and Wales.