Revealed: The 10 most crime-ridden streets in Barking and Dagenham

An investigation has been launched after police shot a man in Lower Clapton. Picture: Met Police

An investigation has been launched after police shot a man in Lower Clapton. Picture: Met Police - Credit: MPS

Nearly 60 crimes were reported in Barking and Dagenham on average each day at the start of the year, police data reveal.

A total of 1,772 incidents were logged in the borough throughout January, according to figures from the Met and Essex Police.

The latest statistics show violent and sexual offences accounted for a quarter (26.2 per cent) of crimes, with 465 reported over the period.

Anti-social behaviour was the second-most frequent type of criminal activity (303 incidents), followed by vehicle crime (233) and burglary (179).

Officers were alerted to 11 occurrences related to weapons possession, according to the data.


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Analysis by the Post reveals Ripple Road in Barking and Dagenham’s Heathway to be the most crime-ridden streets in the borough.

Here, 19 crimes took place on each location over the month.

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For the top 10 crime hotspots and breakdowns of crimes by type and location, see the interactive charts and map above.

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