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).
|June 2018||July 2018|
|Criminal damage and arson||17||14|
|Possession of weapons||3||2|
|Theft from the person||73||84|
|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.