Crime in London

Crime in London

What's the level of crime in my area of London?

London is a huge city. As the capital of the UK and the economic and financial centre of the country, it is home to millions of people and even more commute here for work. It is made up of 32 boroughs in both inner and outer London, and the levels of crime can vary drastically from one to another. The levels in Westminster and Newham will be vastly different from those in Hackney and Croydon. And not only will the levels vary despite not being very far apart, the types of crimes committed will also be different, depending on whether it is a commercial or residential area.

Due to its sprawling size, we recommend using the SimpliSafe Crime in the UK search tool to look at the levels of crime in specific boroughs and areas of London. Rather than looking at the numbers for the city as a whole, this allows you to get a much clearer picture of crimes in your particular area. Whether you live or work there, it’s important to be informed.

How London crime stats compared nationally last year

Total Burglaries Bicycle Theft Other Theft Arson & Vandalism Anti-social Behaviour
London 28,426 2,198 1,021 15,900 1,106 8,201
Belfast 10,071 606 295 1,425 1,743 6,002
Nottingham 9,190 746 364 1,374 1,025 5,681
Bristol 8,535 622 731 1,500 1,071 4,611
Cardiff 7,265 692 847 1,296 1,020 3,410
Derby 6,581 475 363 912 834 3,997
Leicester 6,404 797 557 1,554 1,171 2,325
Sheffield 6,245 770 292 1,345 833 3,005
Leeds 5,995 724 418 2,172 863 1,818
Birmingham 5,937 569 230 1,991 811 2,336
Coventry 3,287 515 225 665 544 1,338
Liverpool 2,386 235 114 491 426 1,120
Newcastle 2,285 123 40 302 334 1,486
Manchester 1,493 141 115 492 152 593

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