Is Canning Town London dangerous

The neighbourhoods of Newham which experience the most crime have been revealed by the latest police statistics.

The Met regularly releases the data for all London Boroughs to show residents what's happening where they live.

The information is broken down by ward and also details the types of crimes that have been committed.

Armed with this information, residents can respond to the crime in their area either by forming a neighbourhood watch or by putting pressure on local authorities to act.

In total, there were 3,923 crimes reported across the borough in the month of August.

Here are the five most dangerous wards in Newham, according to the latest statistics.

5. Green Street West - 194

Green Street West is the fifth most dangerous ward in Newham, with 194 crimes reported across the area.

The area near Upton Park station was a crime hotspot.

The most commonly committed crime was 'anti-social behaviour' (ASB) with 53 reports.

The second most common crime type was 'violence and sexual offences' (44), followed by shoplifting.

All of the ward's shoplifting was reported from the line of shops along Green Street, just north of Upton Park.

If residents are concerned about ASB they can join or create a neighbourhood watch. A list of existing groups can be found here.

4. Beckton - 200

The ward of Beckton takes fourth place.

Like in Green Street West ward, ASB was the most committed crime (46) followed by 'violence and sexual offences' (37).

This was followed by 'other theft' which was reported 29 times.

This is a wide category that includes theft by an employee, blackmail and making off without payment.

3. Forest Gate South - 231

The third worst ward for crime was Forest Gate South, with 231 reported throughout August.

The most commonly reported crime was ASB (58), followed by 'violence and sexual offences' (56).

The third most common offence was for drugs, with 23 reports.

If you have any concerns about crime in the Forest Gate South area you can contact the local police team here.

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2. Canning Town North - 237

A total of 237 crimes were reported in August in Canning Town North ward, making it the second most dangerous ward in Newham.

Crimes were concentrated in the south of the ward, near Canning Town station and along Barking road.

ASB and 'violence and sexual offences' were the most common crimes reported, with 58 and 47 reports respectively.

'Vehicle crime' was the next most frequently committed crime, with 21 reports.

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1. Stratford and New Town - 620

The ward with the highest number of crimes reported was Stratford and New Town, with 620 reports.

The crimes reported were concentrated around Stratford station and Stratford Shopping Centre.

Unlike the other wards it was 'violence and sexual offences' reports that outstripped the other crimes, with 116 reported.

The next most committed offence was ASB (93), followed by 'other theft' (75).

Crime in other wards

20. Wall End - 71

19. East Ham North - 94

18. East Ham South - 106

17. East Ham Central - 106

16. Green Street East - 122

15. Boleyn - 123

14. Forest Gate North - 129

13. Manor Park - 132

12. Little Ilford - 134

11. Plaistow North - 138

10. Royal Docks - 140

9. Custom House - 140

8. West Ham - 155

7. Plaistow South - 9163

6. Canning Town South - 167

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