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The Most Dangerous Boroughs in London 2023 | Safeguarding Your Investment | Using Shergroup’s Solutions

London, a city of rich history and vibrant culture, is also home to diverse neighbourhoods with varying levels of safety and security. For those who own property or manage rental units in some of the city’s more challenging boroughs, concerns about problem tenants and financial stability can be a constant worry.

At Shergroup, we understand the importance of protecting your investments and ensuring a steady cash flow. In this article, we’ll explore the most dangerous boroughs in London to live and work, backed by up-to-date crime statistics, and how Shergroup offers property and cash flow solutions to landlords, incorporating our expertise in enforcement, security, and cash flow management.

Understanding London’s Most Dangerous Boroughs with 2021 Crime Data | Areas to avoid in London

To provide you with accurate insights into the safety challenges of London’s boroughs, let’s examine the latest crime statistics for all 32 London worst areas, based on data from 2021:

Westminster |

In 2021, Westminster had the highest crime rate of any borough, with 218 crimes committed per 100,000 people.

Kensington & Chelsea |

This borough was second with 127 crimes committed per 1,000 people, indicating significant security concerns.

Hammersmith & Fulham |

Following closely was Hammersmith & Fulham, with 125.6 crimes per 1,000 people, highlighting the need for vigilant property management.

While Croydon had the second-highest number of crimes committed in 2021, it ranked 15th out of the 32 boroughs for crime rate, with 99 crimes committed per 1,000 citizens, indicating that crime rates can vary within a borough. Richmond remained the safest borough in London with the lowest crime rate at 62.9 per 1,000 citizens, whereas Kingston had the 6th lowest crime rate at 75.3 per 1,000 citizens. Bexley had the second-lowest crime rate, which had 70.6 crimes per 1,000 citizens, slightly lower than Harrow (70.9 per 1,000 people), Merton (71 per 1,000 people), and Sutton (72.6 people).

These statistics from emphasize the importance of having effective property and security solutions in place to safeguard your investments in high-risk or worst neighbourhoods or boroughs in London.  These statistics also touch on the prevalence of knife and gun crime in the capital which is often hard to predict but which are risks that need to be considered – particularly in an eviction scenario.

Shergroup’s Expertise in Enforcement |

Shergroup UK is a trusted partner for landlords and property owners facing challenges in London’s dangerous boroughs. Our comprehensive enforcement solutions include:

Writs of Control |

Our team can enforce judgments, recover debts, and evict problem tenants, ensuring that your property is secure and your investments protected in any part of England and Wales.  Our enforcement agents are working on these types of matters across London everyday

High Court Enforcement Officers |

Our experienced high court enforcement officers can assist in repossessing your property and recovering arrears, providing peace of mind in even the most difficult situations.  We conduct a full risk assessment for any eviction we are instructed to manage and we will call on the Metropolitan and City of London police forces if we are faced with a dangerous situation – such as a tenant or trespasser armed with some form of weapon.

Property Repossession |

Shergroup’s specialized knowledge in property repossession can help landlords regain control over their assets when dealing with troublesome tenants.  Using the power of the High Court we can control the intimidation you may be feeling as the landlord or property owner.  We do not tolerate NO GO areas when it comes to enforcing the High Court’s Order for Possession using a Writ of Control.

Ensuring Security with Shergroup |

Safety and security are paramount when investing in high-risk boroughs. Shergroup offers top-notch security solutions to keep your properties and assets protected:

Security Personnel |

Our trained security personnel can provide on-site security to deter criminal activity and safeguard your property.

Security Systems |

Shergroup can install state-of-the-art security systems, including surveillance cameras and access control, to monitor and protect your investments.

Property Checks |

Regular property checks by our team ensure that your assets are well-maintained and secure.

Maintaining a Steady Cash Flow |

In addition to enforcement and security, Shergroup UK specializes in managing cash flow for landlords and property owners in challenging boroughs:

Rent Collection |

We offer professional rent collection services, ensuring you receive your rental income on time, even when dealing with difficult tenants.

Debt Recovery |

Our debt recovery experts can assist in recouping outstanding payments, minimizing financial losses.

Cash Flow Analysis |

Shergroup can provide comprehensive cash flow analysis and financial management strategies to optimize your rental income.

Summing Up | Investing in London’s most dangerous boroughs can be a rewarding endeavour, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Shergroup UK is your partner in navigating these challenges, offering enforcement, security, and cashflow solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re a property owner, landlord, or investor, our expertise ensures that your investments are in safe hands. We understand the complexities of the London property market, and as leading letting agents in London and estate agents in London, we can guide you through the intricacies of safeguarding your investments. With our help, you can protect your properties, maintain a steady cash flow, and achieve peace of mind, no matter the borough. Your financial stability is our top priority.

To learn more about how Shergroup, as your trusted letting and estate agents in London, can assist you in safeguarding your investments, visit our website at and start a conversation with us on how we can help you take control of your situation.

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Last updated | 19 July 2023

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