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.