Theft From the Person Overview

During 2020, England & Wales's police forces received 60,629 crime reports about theft from the person. This is a decrease of 77% from 2019's figure of 107,093 reports of theft from the person, giving an overall crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 people in 2020 and a rate of 1.8 per 1,000 people for 2019.

The most dangeroues cities for theft from the person are Westminster, Camden, and Islington, with crime rates of 28, 12, and 11 per 1,000 residents respectively. The most dangerous region for theft from the person is London, which recorded a theft from the person rate of 3.9 offences per 1,000 people in 2020. The second most dangerous area for theft from the person is Berkshire, with a crime rate of 1.1, followed by South Glamorgan in third, with a theft from the person rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents.

The safest area in England and Wales for theft from the person is Stoke-on-Trent, which had a crime rate of 0.21 in 2020. Next safest is Swansea, followed by Plymouth in third place, with crime rates per 1,000 residents of 0.22 and 0.44 respectively.

Map of Theft From the Person in the UK

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The Most Dangerous Towns & Cities for Theft From the Person

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Westminster28.37
2Camden12.47
3Islington10.66
4Hackney8.27
5Newham6.78
6Southwark6.51
7Haringey4.56
8Lambeth3.92
9Tower Hamlets3.92
10Hammersmith and Fulham3.26

The Safest Towns & Cities for Theft From the Person

PositionNameCrime Rate
1Stoke-on-Trent0.21
2Swansea0.22
3Plymouth0.44
4Bexley0.47
5Milton Keynes0.49
6Belfast City0.52
7Swindon0.53
8Kingston upon Hull0.54
9Coventry0.58
10Northampton0.62

Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) Trends

Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
2017201820192020Trend
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Most Dangerous Councils & Counties for Theft From the Person

Last updated: 22 Mar 2021