Crime Statistics for London, City of London, City of Westminster

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Crime Statistics for London, City of London, City of Westminster
Crime Statistics for London, City of London, City of Westminster
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in London using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2021 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 2689 street level crime incidents in London in May 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Theft From The Person. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour558
Theft From The Person456
Other Theft374
Violent Crime339
Public Order157
Bicycle Theft120
Vehicle Crime113
Criminal Damage Arson96
Other Crime14
Possession Of Weapons11
All Crime2689

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2021

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes London. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

How grim is your Postcode?

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to London

We've taken the ten nearest places to town; ?> and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if London has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Bloomsbury (0.88 miles)3542
St Pancras (0.88 miles)3542
Holborn (0.62 miles)3380
St James (1.39 miles)3004
Strand (0.88 miles)2895
Finsbury (0.62 miles)2414
Spitalfields (1.24 miles)1935
Shoreditch (0.88 miles)1764
St Luke’s (0.88 miles)1764

of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near London

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to London and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
St Pancras395
St James339
St Luke’s282

Last updated: May 2021
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