This data counts the number of crimes at three different geographic levels of London (borough, ward, LSOA) per month, according to crime type.
Data is available in two files for each level of geography - the most up to date data covering the last available 24 months only and one covering all historic full calendar years. To note that for any months of data covered in both files, the most recent 24 months data should always be used.
Borough, Ward and LSOA data are available from from January 2008
More information on the meaning of crime categories is available via the Home Office Crime Counting Rules here.
Below is a list of the crime types covered (*not available at LSOA level):
Major Category: Minor Category
Burglary: Burglary in a Dwelling (data to March 2017)
Burglary: Burglary in Other Buildings (data to March 2017)
Burglary: Burglary - Residential (as of April 2017 Burglary in a Dwelling was changed to this subcategory to take account of certain offences being reclassified from what was the 'Other buildings' category (now Business and Community) into this new category eg. burglaries of shed and outbuildings). The old and new subcategories are therefore not comparable.
Burglary: Burglary - Business and Community (as of April 2017 Burglary in Other Buildings was changed to this subcategory to take account of certain offences being reclassified to what is now the 'Burglary Residential' category. The old and new subcategories are therefore not comparable.
Criminal Damage: Criminal Damage To Dwelling
Criminal Damage: Criminal Damage To Motor Vehicle
Criminal Damage: Criminal Damage To Other Building
Criminal Damage: Other Criminal Damage
Drugs: Drug Trafficking
Drugs: Other Drugs
Drugs: Possession Of Drugs
Fraud or Forgery: Counted per Victim*
Fraud or Forgery: Other Fraud & Forgery
Other Notifiable Offences: Going Equipped
Other Notifiable Offences: Other Notifiable
Robbery: Business Property
Robbery: Personal Property
Sexual Offences: Other Sexual
Sexual Offences: Rape
Theft and Handling: Handling Stolen Goods
Theft and Handling: Motor Vehicle Interference & Tampering
Theft and Handling: Other Theft
Theft and Handling: Other Theft Person
Theft and Handling: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Theft and Handling: Theft From Shops
Theft and Handling: Theft/Taking of Pedal Cycle
Violence Against the Person: Assault with Injury
Violence Against the Person: Common Assault
Violence Against the Person: Grievous Bodily Harm
Violence Against the Person: Harassment
Violence Against the Person: Murder
Violence Against the Person: Offensive Weapon
Violence Against the Person: Other violence
Violence Against the Person: Wounding/GBH
Fraud data was transferred from individual police forces to National Action Fraud in March 2013
Grievous Bodily Harm data was transferred to the Wounding/GBH category in August 2010
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