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Crime rate in London 2010-2020

In 2019/20 the crime rate in London stood at 101.48 crimes committed per thousand people. Since 2015/16 the crime rate in the United Kingdom capital has increased in every reporting year, with the steepest increase occurring between 2016/17 and 2017/18.

 Over 912 thousand crimes in 2019/20

  Compared with 2013/14 there were around 211 thousand more crimes in 2018/19, a total of just over 912 thousand offences overall. Homicide offences accounted for 145 of these crimes in 2019/20, one of the worst years for homicides in London.

 Is rising crime linked to police cuts?  

   The recent rise in crime in London has happened alongside a decline in both personnel and funding for the London Metropolitan Police. Compared with 2010 for example, there are around 3.2 thousand fewer police officers in 2020, while annual funding reached around 3.89 million British pounds by 2019/20.

Crime rate per 1,000 population in London from 2010/11 to 2019/20

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Release date

April 2020


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2020

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