Recorded Crime: Geographic Breakdown

Created a year ago, updated 9 days ago

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

 

To note:

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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From
01/12/2016
To
30/11/2018
  Local Authority
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From
01/12/2016
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30/11/2018
  Local Authority   Ward
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From
01/12/2016
To
30/11/2018
  Local Authority   Lower Super Output Area
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From
01/02/2014
To
31/03/2017
  Local Authority
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Due to changes to ward code boundaries, this historic dataset has been split into data available only at the old boundaries and more recent data available at the new boundaries.
  Ward
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Due to changes to ward code boundaries, this historic dataset has been split into data available only at the old boundaries and more recent data available at the new boundaries.
  Ward
csv
From
01/02/2014
To
31/03/2017
  Local Authority   Lower Super Output Area