London crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 266k crimes were violent crimes which is 23.1% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 86% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 52.3% over the last twelve months.London crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (8 regions)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →23.1%1. lowest86%266k5.0%
Antisocial behaviour crime →19.3%2. highest163%222k-12.8%
Other theft crime →12.1%1. highest198%140k12.2%
Vehicle crime →9.0%1. highest187%104k-2.5%
Theft from the person crime →7.1%1. highest457%81.1k29.9%
Public order crime →5.5%2. lowest90%62.8k3.6%
Shoplifting crime →5.1%2. lowest96%58.6k52.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →5.1%1. lowest84%58.1k7.8%
Burglary crime →4.8%2. highest146%55.3k6.5%
Drugs crime →3.3%1. highest158%37.4k-9.5%
Robbery crime →2.9%1. highest296%33.4k22.6%
Bicycle theft crime →1.5%1. highest172%16.9k-9.9%
Other crime →0.9%1. lowest64%10.2k-4.8%
Possession of weapons crime →0.5%1. lowest66%5.2k2.5%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "theft from the person crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Theft from the person crime" rate is at 457% of national crime rate which puts London on 1. position out of 8 England's and Wales' regions in this crime category. "Theft from the person crime" makes up 7.1% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "theft from the person crime" is 81.1k cases and has increased by 29.9% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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