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Crime and Safety in City of London

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The overall crime rate in City of London in 2021 was 665 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to London's overall crime rate, coming in 87% higher than the London rate of 87 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, City of London is the most dangerous small town, and among the top 10 most dangerous locations out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in City of London are violence and sexual offences, with 1,367 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 141. This is 29% higher than 2020's figure of 975 offences and a difference of 40.32 from 2020's crime rate of 100. City of London's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 54 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 3.7% from 2020's figure of 56 crimes.

City of London 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Boroughs, London

87% higher, regional crime rate

London

89% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in City of London is 87% higher than London and 89% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

City of London Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in City of London represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 04 Aug, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for City of London

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20216656,466
20206125,945
2019110310,718
20188688,437
20175195,042
20165805,636

Crime in City of London Compared To London

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Summary of Crimes in City of London This Year

 City of LondonLondon 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour994102.25303,00033.85 67% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft29630.4521,5362.41 92% more dangerous
Burglary20521.0952,4145.85 72% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson29029.8353,1985.94 80% more dangerous
Drugs53655.1443,2274.83 91% more dangerous
Other Crime899.1610,2651.15 87% more dangerous
Other Theft1,057108.7390,13710.07 91% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons545.555,0140.56 90% more dangerous
Public Order62063.7861,3056.85 89% more dangerous
Robbery15515.9422,5282.52 84% more dangerous
Shoplifting69070.9833,6743.76 95% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90693.2039,8094.45 95% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime20120.6898,51711.00 47% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,367140.62244,97827.36 81% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in City of London

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Recent Crimes in City of London

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near A40Investigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Broad Street AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Bicycle theftOn or near QueenhitheInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Threadneedle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Philpot LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mansell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022RobberyOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Liverpool StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near New ChangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Theft from the personOn or near Primrose StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Bury StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cloth StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near John Carpenter StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Other theftOn or near Goodman'S YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2022Public orderOn or near London WallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

City of London Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15212577102 Safer
Bicycle Theft51494930 Safer
Burglary35372221 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson26342630 Getting worse
Drugs37635555 Getting worse
Other Crime1318119 Safer
Other Theft205328118109 Safer
Possession of Weapons7866 Safer
Public Order73714364 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)13201216 Getting worse
Shoplifting1021077371 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1081497693 Safer
Vehicle Crime26221921 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences172194100141 Safer

Changes In City of London's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing City of London to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08892% safer
Croydon82.48706% safer
Sheffield91.10630% safer
Bristol93.77609% safer
Coventry102.37550% safer
Leicester111.75495% safer
Liverpool127.90420% safer
Birmingham137.17385% safer
Bradford145.60357% safer
Leeds153.06335% safer
City of London665.16-

Crime in City of London's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
City of London6,391657First

Crime in City of London During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in City of London change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when City of London saw a 110% increase in vehicle crime. City of London saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 95% compared to May in 2019. Rates of drugs and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during City of London's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-61%-70%-34%-43%-56%-40%-40%-38%-18%-9%
Bicycle Theft-6%-85%-69%-18%+9%+20%+76%+78%+96%-13%
Burglary-17%-7%-51%-74%-25%-58%-22%-59%-80%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson+12%-74%-44%-64%+5%-11%-21%-18%-45%-25%
Drugs+15%-37%-22%-10%-17%-8%-16%-31%-20%-28%
Other Crime-8%-27%-64%-69%-50%-74%-68%-29%-50%-31%
Other Theft-32%-95%-95%-93%-77%-67%-60%-67%-83%-83%
Possession of Weapons+14%-+33%+13%-44%-20%-33%-80%-69%-44%
Public Order-30%-76%-70%-37%-51%-27%-6%-36%-44%-66%
Robbery-59%-86%-67%-78%-35%-7%-54%-63%-37%-45%
Shoplifting-33%-48%-80%-56%-32%-31%-15%-7%--30%
Theft From the Person-13%-72%-90%-85%-55%-75%-54%-68%-62%-81%
Vehicle Crime+110%-75%-43%-67%+21%+23%-23%-39%-58%-46%
Violence and Sexual Offences-28%-82%-64%-74%-57%-43%-54%-47%-72%-68%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in City of London

What police force serves City of London?
City of London's local territorial police force is the City of London Police.

How dangerous is City of London?
City of London is the most dangerous borough in London.

What is City of London's most common crime?
The most common crimes in City of London are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in City of London?
City of London's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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