City of London Police crime stats

The City of London Police have released their latest crime statistics, these cover reported crimes for the month of July 2018 (June’s are also listed as a comparison).

Overall reported crime rose in July with 932 reported crimes, compared to 865 in June.

The largest rise showed in bicycle thefts, increasing by approximately 50%, with 77 reported bicycle thefts in July. For security sites on this distribution list it may be worth advising your clients/occupiers of this large rise, to increase/reinforce awareness.

Anti-social behaviour continues to be the single highest reported crime, this category contains multiple individual types including;

  • Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Street drinking
  • Environmental damage including littering, dumping of rubbish and abandonment of cars
  • Prostitution related activity
  • Begging and vagrancy
  • Fireworks misuse
  • Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles

Forms of robbery and theft all rose in July (with exception of burglary).

Full list;

June 2018 July 2018
All crime 865 932
Anti-social behaviour 210 202
Bicycle theft 49 77
Burglary 38 25
Criminal damage and arson 17 14
Drugs 29 25
Other crime 14 14
Other theft 141 157
Possession of weapons 3 2
Public order 54 65
Robbery 5 9
Shoplifting 76 79
Theft from the person 73 84
Vehicle crime 19 30
Violence and sexual offences 137 149

Please visit https://www.police.uk/shape/0sIDQ2/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.

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