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

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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 July 2020 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 2634 street level crime incidents in London in July 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Other Theft. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour612
Other Theft436
Theft From The Person318
Violent Crime317
Drugs167
Public Order146
Bicycle Theft142
Burglary106
Vehicle Crime104
Robbery100
Shoplifting97
Criminal Damage Arson73
Other Crime11
Possession Of Weapons5
All Crime2634

Map of street level crime incidents in July 2020

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.

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 London 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)3319
St Pancras (0.88 miles)3319
Holborn (0.62 miles)3108
St James (1.39 miles)2915
Strand (0.88 miles)2823
London2634
Finsbury (0.62 miles)2318
Spitalfields (1.24 miles)2154
Shoreditch (0.88 miles)1870
St Luke’s (0.88 miles)1870

36.7%
of City of London 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
Bloomsbury429
St Pancras429
Strand374
St James371
Holborn359
London317
Finsbury304
Spitalfields275
Shoreditch249
St Luke’s249

Last updated: September 11, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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