Community safety

Barnet is one of the safest boroughs in London. It has a low level of crime, according to recorded crime figures. We are determined to reduce this level further. The best way to create a safer community is to work in partnership and share expertise.

How to report anti-social behaviour and crime in Barnet

In an emergency

  • call 999
  • contact the police - Contact us | Metropolitan Police
  • silent 999 calls: If you're in danger but you can’t talk on the phone, then you should still call 999
  • if you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service 18000
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users please use our video relay service where an interpreter will help you report the crime to us.

If a non-emergency

For people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism

The Barnet Safe Places network helps vulnerable people if they feel scared, anxious or at risk while they are out in the community.

For those affected by crime or traumatic events

The London Victim & Witness Service can support you if you're a victim or witness of crime.

If you feel unsafe in pubs and clubs

Approach venue staff and 'ask for Angela'. This code-phrase will indicate to staff that they require help with their situation and a trained member of staff will then look to support and assist them. This might be through reuniting them with a friend, seeing them to a taxi, or by calling venue security and/or the police. 

Report a hate crime

A hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity or nationality.

You can also visit your nearest Hate Crime Reporting Centre for help.

Domestic and sexual abuse

Find support for domestic or sexual abuse if you or someone you know has experienced this.

Visit a Community Safety Hub

We have launched Community Safety Hubs as part of a pilot scheme. You can drop-in to anonymously report any behaviour that makes you or others feel unsafe.

This may include:

  • drug-related anti-social behaviour (drug use, dealing)
  • youth-related anti-social behaviour
  • threatening behaviour, verbal and physical threats and abuse
  • vandalism and property damage
  • using a property to sell drugs or for any other illegal activity
  • harassment, including incidents based on race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation

Our Community Safety Hubs

  • Chipping Barnet Community Safety Hub is open on Wednesdays, 3pm-6pm at Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Road, EN5 4QT
  • North Finchley Community Safety Hub is open on Mondays, 3pm-6pm at Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 0GA

Community Safety Hubs opening in February 2023

  • Edgware Community Safety Hub reopens on Tuesday 14 February at The Meeting Room, Boardwalk Shopping Centre, Station Rd, Edgware, HA8 7BD and will be open every Tuesday from 2pm-5pm
  • West Hendon Community Safety Hub reopens on Thursday 16 February at  The Community Hub, Gadwell House, Perryfield Way, Hendon, NW9 7DZ and will be open every Thursday from 2pm-5pm.

Council Officers will be on hand to help.

Ward Walks

In November 2022, we launched a dedicated programme of ward walks. We will be visiting every ward in the borough twice a year.

Through planned visits to your local area, local councillors, council officers and the police will investigate specific community safety issues that you have raised. You can raise any issues by contacting your local councillor directly or by emailing link

If you would like to report any behaviour that makes you or others feel unsafe in your local area, email

Contacting the Barnet Council Community Safety Team

Email us on

For all CCTV requests please email

Barnet Safer Communities Partnership (BSCP)

Barnet Safer Communities Partnership brings together the Metropolitan Police, Barnet Council, London Fire Brigade, the criminal justice system and other organisations involved with crime reduction and community safety.

We aim to reduce crime, reoffending and anti-social behaviour and ensure people in Barnet feel safe.

Barnet Safer Communities Partnership’s purpose is to make Barnet a safer place. Our key priorities are:

  1. Tackling and reducing anti-social behaviour
  2. Early intervention and prevention of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls
  3. Reducing offending including violence, vulnerability and exploitation, with a focus on acquisitive crime
  4. Safeguard and support those vulnerable to radicalisation
  5. Access to justice for those affected by hate crime