London Crime Rates 2019

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The latest crime statistics from Police.co.uk shows data on crimes between June 2018 and May 2019. Here at Umbrella Security Services, we provide our services across London and in our latest post, we discuss the most common crimes being carried out across London and the outcomes of these.

Most Commonly Committed Crimes in London

Statistics show that crimes categorised as “other theft” were the most common between June 2018 and May 2019, making a total of 2562, and a percentage of 24.52% crimes committed between that time period.

Violence and sexual offences fall just below other theft, totalling 1680 crimes during the previously specified time period, and making a percentage of 16.08%. The third most commonly committed crimes in London between June 2018 and May 2019 are those classified as anti-social behaviour. These offences make a total of 1353, a percentage of 12.95%.

Least Commonly Committed Crimes in London

The three areas of crime that show as least common, according to crime statistics for the date range June 2018 and May 2018, are the possession of weapons, offences classified as “other crime” and robbery.

Over the previously specified time period, the possession of weapons offences totals 56, “other crime” totals 127 and robbery totals 131.

London Crime Statistics – Outcomes

Along with the types of crime committed within a specified time period, statistics also provide an overview of actions taken. Police.co.uk states that 45% of crimes committed between June 2018 and May 2019 are under investigation. A further 45% of crimes committed during the same time period had no further action taken against them, meaning one of the following:

Formal action is not in the public interest
Further action is not in the public interest
Further investigation is not in the public interest
Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Unable to prosecute the suspect

All other crimes committed between have been dealt with in the following ways:

Offender dealt with by police
Offender sent to court
Offender dealt with at court

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