Crime data

Reported crime in the City of London increased in 2017/2018, in line with the trend seen across the UK.

Two victims of the London Bridge/Borough Market terrorist incident in June 2017 died on London Bridge, within the City of London, and therefore appear in our homicide figures.

The increase in reports of rape and other sexual offences for 2017/2018 is attributed to the City of London Police receiving the highest number of historic rapes reported in the last 10 years. This crime has also achieved significant media attention in the past year, leading to awareness of the offence and subsequent reporting.  Additionally, a local campaign on sexual consent may also have led to an increase in crime reports.

We continue to work closely with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and British Transport Police to tackle knife crime and other crimes of violence with injury. Work to deter and disrupt moped-enabled crime, including thefts of personal property, continues with colleagues in the MPS.

Total

2016/17
5,455
2017/18
5,901
Change %
8.18

Violence with injury

2016/17
382
2017/18
384
Change %
0.52

Violence without injury

2016/17
350
2017/18
410
Change %
17.14

Rape

2016/17
10
2017/18
27
Change %
170

Other sexual offences

2016/17
51
2017/18
74
Change %
45.1

Robbery of personal property

2016/17
26
2017/18
66
Change %
153.85

Robbery of business property

2016/17
2
2017/18
7
Change %
250

Burglary – Residential

2016/17
14
2017/18
14
Change %
0

Burglary – Business/Community

2016/17
237
2017/18
272
Change %
14.77

Vehicle interference

2016/17
20
2017/18
13
Change %
– 35

Theft of a motor vehicle

2016/17
73
2017/18
75
Change %
2.74

Theft from a motor vehicle

2016/17
90
2017/18
114
Change %
26.67

Bicycle theft

2016/17
373
2017/18
371
Change %
– 0.54

Theft from a person

2016/17
467
2017/18
614
Change %
31.48

Shoplifting

2016/17
726
2017/18
738
Change %
1.65

All other theft offences

2016/17
1,506
2017/18
1,515
Change %
0.6

Arson

2016/17
3
2017/18
4
Change %
33.3

Criminal damage

2016/17
220
2017/18
251
Change %
14.09

Drug trafficking

2016/17
87
2017/18
75
Change %
– 13.79

Drug possession

2016/17
244
2017/18
251
Change %
14.09

Public disorder

2016/17
222
2017/18
282
Change %
27.03

Possession of weapons offences

2016/17
43
2017/18
60
Change %
39.53

Miscellaneous crimes against society

2016/17
177
2017/18
126
Change %
– 28.81

Stalking and harrassment

2016/17
130
2017/18
155
Change %
19.23

Homicide

2016/17
1
2017/18
2
Change %
100

Death or serious injury unlawful driving

2016/17
1
2017/18
1
Change %
0