Richmond is known as a relatively safe area, with one of the lowest crime rates in London.  

But recently there has been an increase in violence in the residential south west London borough.

Two stabbings have occurred in the month of May – a 14-year-old victim of a robbery in Teddington Lock and a 39-year-old fatality in South Twickenham.

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In April and May, police issued dispersal orders after reports of youths gathering and setting off fireworks.

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Operation leader of the South West Basic Command Unit (BCU), Superintendent Andrew Wadey, said Richmond residents are "understandably concerned" about recent violent events. 

But he told the Richmond & Twickenham Times the borough remains a safe place to live, work and study.

He said: "Our local ward officers are out on patrol providing visible reassurance for the local community. Both incidents related to individuals who were known to each other and, as a result, it is not believed that there is a wider risk to the public."

Crime statistics from the Metropolitan Police reveal the most and least dangerous places to live in Richmond upon Thames.

The figures on show the crimes that were reported in each of the borough's 18 wards throughout March 2021.

A total of 1,344 crimes were reported two months ago, which is still far lower than the rest of London.

Below, is a ward-by-ward breakdown of the number and types of crime that commonly occur across Richmond.

5) St Margarets and North Twickenham – 86

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There were 30 reports of anti-social behaviour in St Margarets and North Twickenham. 

In addition to this, there were a handful of vehicle crimes, burglaries and violent crimes. 

4) Heathfield – 88

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Of the 86 crimes reported in Heathfield anti-social behaviour accounted for 30.

There were 22 violence and sexual offences and 8 reports of vehicle crime.

3) Kew - 90

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A total of 90 crimes were reported in Kew in March. 

Among the crimes were 30 violence and sexual offences and 4 drugs offences. 

2) North Richmond - 105 

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North Richmond had the second highest rates of crime in the borough. 

Similar to other areas antisocial behaviour (27) and vehicle crime (25) came out on top.

1) South Richmond - 164

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The ward with the highest rates of crime, South Richmond registered 164 reports in March.

Antisocial behaviour accounted for 55 of the crimes in South Richmond.

But there were also 17 violence and sexual offences and 15 incidences of vehicle crime. 

The full list of crimes reported in Richmond wards continues below:

18) Ham and Petersham – 73

17) East Sheen - 73

16) Mortlake and Barnes Common – 72

15) Teddington - 72

14) Twickenham Riverside – 62

13) Whitton - 62

12) Barnes - 61

11) Hampton Wick – 58

10) Hampton North - 58

9) Fulwell and Hampton Hill – 57

8) West Twickenham - 57

7) South Twickenham - 56

6) Hampton - 50