London Borough of Barnet

Community safety

Barnet is one of the safest boroughs in London. It has a low level of crime, according to recorded crime figures.

However, the council is determined to reduce this level further. We believe the best way to create a safer community is to work in partnership and share expertise.

Barnet Safer Communities Partnership

We do this by working as part of the Barnet Safer Communities Partnership (BSCP), which brings together representatives from the Metropolitan Police, Barnet Council, London Fire Brigade, the criminal justice system and other statutory and voluntary organisations involved with crime reduction and community safety.

The Partnership aims to:

  • reduce crime, re-offending and anti-social behaviour, and
  • ensure people in Barnet feel safe.

It is doing this by focusing resources on the crimes which cause the most harm or risk to individuals or communities. It uses a mixture of intelligence, prevention and enforcement, based on a strategic assessment of crime in the borough.

To find out more about its aims and achievements, read the Partnership's three-year strategy.

The Partnership's Strategic Assessment 2014-15 Key Findings report provides a snapshot of recent trends in the borough and how the Partnership is working to reduce levels of crime and anti-social behaviour

For further details, please contact Barnet Community Safety Team on 0208 359 6071 or email

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