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Has the author ever been to Harlesden - it's hardly the friendliest part of London, lived here for over 10 years now. POV anyone? [yeah i have lived here for 20 years and it is quite a shit area full of hip hop chavs with attitudes and drug dealers]

i am 26 born and bred in harlesden, i lived there for 22 years i love harlesden go home 3-4 times a year i live in devon but always thinking of harlesden . the people of harlesden are the best , my friends in harlesden are still my best friends. Harlesden is always friendly and the best place ive ever lived, HARLESDEN IS THE BEST —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:20, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

This is in "One Look", for a start, I know it was a wonderful effort on your parts, this Wikification of London, but as this is now making its rounds in various search-engines and will be seen world-wide, I can't quite get my head round this, Harlesden being near Purley and Coulsdon. What do you think, you lovely people? :-) --Dieter Simon 02:02 Mar 15, 2003 (UTC)

The article appears interested in discussing demographics of crime. The subject matter is simply a place. I am moving the superfluous information here to be included at a later date if a balance of demographic information is intended.

To get a more thorough history of Harlesden (and Brent) check out: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:49, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Superfluous Info[edit]

Harlesden never suffered the problems of racial tension or rioting like Brixton or Notting Hill. In recent years, however Harlesden been the subject of a documentary, and there has also been a number of infamous drive-by shootings [1]. The area is slowly becoming gentrified [2] but remains somewhat notorious for the high crime rate, one of the highest in the borough. Of particular infamy is the Stonebridge Estate. Most of the houses are Victorian terraces and parking is controlled by parking permits.

The emphasis of crime is ridiculous - the pages on Finchley or Highgate, for instance, don't go on about the crooked accountants and corrupt solicitors who live there!

Infamy? Infamy, they've all got it in for me!

This entry is to suggest removing much of the crime material. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:50, 8 February 2010 (UTC)


The entire Crime section and the introductory "Harlesden is one of London's "crime capitals", with its high crime and murder rates" are unsubstantiated and an unencyclopedic blend of lazy journalists' tags and fragmentary local knowledge or bias. I agree it needs purging unless/until sourced comparative crime statistics are provided. NebY (talk) 11:21, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Harlesden has high crime levels along with it neighbour Stonebridge and to a lesser extent Church End. Along with Brixton, Hackney and Tottenham, Harlesden is a centre of high crime levels, drug gangs and black on black shootings in London. Previously dubbed the 'Murder Capital of Britain' and known for its Yardie gang culture where Jesse Jackson and Prince Charles have both visited the area due to its notoriety. -This paragraph above is old 'Crime' section wording from the article, moved here as archive/for discussion.

Feel free to start a "Crime in Harlesden" article with it, if you wish. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:07, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

LOL@ this article[edit]

Harlesden is one of the worst areas in London.

why the white washing?

"Harlesden has been praised for its vibrant Caribbean culture"

I have never heard someone from the UK talk about "culture" of any kind when referring to the thuggery that goes on in Harlesden, LOL...

-- (talk) 01:09, 27 September 2012 (UTC)