Violent and acquisitive crime

What we said

We said we would

  • Work in partnership and be innovative in our approach to tackling crime, targeting hotspots and known offenders.
  • Adopt a collaborative approach to problem solving to maintain the City of London as a low crime, safe area.
  • Tackle alcohol-related crime through a joined up, partnership approach.
  • Mount specific, targeted operations to address emerging challenges and provide quality-focused investigations, with high quality evidence supporting successful prosecutions.
  • Ensure victims can easily report crime and thereafter, receive a professional response.
  • Maintain our focus on incidents of domestic abuse and child protection, which remains an integral part of our victim care strategy.
  • Work with our residents, businesses and workers to encourage them to take an active role in crime prevention.
  • Continue to identify and target persistent offenders to reduce re-offending.

What we did

We have

  • Introduced a new patrol strategy that targets hotspots and focuses resources where they are most needed.
  • Run specific operations targeting different types of offending.
  • Worked closely with partners and utilised problem solving techniques to impact positively on volume offending.
  • Taken a full role in our local Safer City Partnership.
  • Launched an online facility for people to report and track progress on their crime.
  • Worked with the Metropolitan Police Service to implement an improved process for monitoring and addressing persistent or prolific offenders across London.


People can report and track their crime more easily.

Victim based violent crime showed a 12% increase, only 7 forces had a lower increase. The national average increase was 20%, with 10 forces recording increases of between 30% and 50%.

Victim based acquisitive crime showed a 6.6% increase (7th lowest increase in the country). The national average increase was 9%, with 18 forces recording increases between 10% and 23%.

80.2% of victims of crime satisfied with the service provided.