The crime rate in Barking and Dagenham is generally in line with the average London level but the borough has a higher level of serious offences.
There were 154 rapes in the borough in the year to the end of March 2015. That’s 30% above the London average. There were 607 assaults causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and 1,350 assaults causing injury, pushing both these offences well above the city-wide average.
While crimes against people are above average in the borough property crimes such as theft and robbery are below.
With a total of 16,000 crimes committed over the 12 months to March 2015 Barking and Dagenham recorded 80 crimes per 1000 people. The average for London is 81.