Crime in London, United Kingdom

Crime rates in London, United Kingdom

Level of crime
60.90 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
65.83 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.14 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
53.61 Moderate
Worries car stolen
41.51 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
48.87 Moderate
Worries attacked
51.00 Moderate
Worries being insulted
50.92 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
38.10 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
58.40 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.19 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
52.74 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
36.59 Low

Safety in London, United Kingdom

Safety walking alone during daylight
67.50 High
Safety walking alone during night
43.16 Moderate

Contributors: 537

Last update: December 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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21 Comments so far

#AlwaysCurious on Sep 02, 2018 :
Does anyone have any advice about living as a university student (Kings College London) area? Is it safe around the university?
#Tom on Jul 30, 2018 :
I used to be a very proud Londoner but I have to be frank, I have lived in London all my life and it has never been a more divided, dangerous and dirty city than today. Acid attacks, stabbings, moped gangs, shootings, random terror attacks are "part and parcel of living in a big city" (London mayor); certain areas are entirely populated by people with third-world mentalities about women, modern society etc. - see Whitechapel, Newham, Ilford et al.
#Anonymous on Jul 09, 2018 :
People may not agree, but I've visited many areas in China, and I feel safer in London and all other parts of the UK than I do in any part of China (save maybe Shanghai).
#Anonymous on May 12, 2018 :
Guys i’ve Been to London it’s not that bad.It’s a completely safe place compared to my country.All these Brits are complaining about crime problems,etc.It’s all bullshit.London’s a very safe city
#filrop on May 09, 2018 :
i cnannort belive the crime. so sad. i hate white people
#Betty on Mar 03, 2018 :
Could not believe the amount of middle eastern Muslim’s thugs obviously unwilling to assimilate .
The were pockets of Sydney were I thought I was in Lebanon, then China .
Their Goverment has sold out the sovereignty with the rest of the NWO countries ,
Brisbane much more Australian and relaxed
#addison on Jan 30, 2018 :
So my school (I am in highschool) I said taking us on a trip to Barcelona, Paris, London, and Provence. Are the crime rates bad in those places?
#Felipe on Nov 29, 2017 :
Frank Brazil have 61619 people murdered for guns in one year. Dates of 2016
How compare this with others countries?
#Raul on Aug 16, 2017 :
It's getting out of hand in London at the moment, moped gangs do as they please with police having their hands tied.
#Zeeeeee on Jul 18, 2017 :
It's almost touching to see the patriotism of Londoners defending their city against its increasingly violent reputation with the Police so helpless when it comes to violent gangs.
Are you joking, #Ian, or do you seriously think that your personal experience of living in an area such as Primrose Hill is somehow representative of London?
#Ian on Mar 06, 2017 :
I live in Primrose Hill. I have never experienced any problems with London whatsoever. No crime. Period.
The only threat is kids in Primrose Hill park letting off fireworks once or twice a year (illegal in a ROYAL park, which Primrose Hill is - being the Northern extension of Regent's Park). London is the most cosmopolitan city in the world, with the least violence. Having lived here over 50 years, I can say that with certainty. I have never experienced one crime. Not one.
#Richard on Jan 09, 2017 :
I live in north london and it is very dangerous to be out past dark as there are many gangs and armed thieves with knives as well as people that like to start trouble.. furthermore there are many burglars in the area as i have caught them trying to steal from my property. I am a muslim but i do not experience any hate crime, nevertheless public opinion sometimes strays to oppose me, however i know i am an honest person and i jus tolerate intolerance in order to lead a successful lifestyle.
#Chris on Dec 31, 2016 :
I am a Londoner. I feel very safe, more cctv than any other country. Certain areas I would not venture into, but, that is only because of the scum people there. Central London very busy yet safe.
#Joseph on Oct 29, 2016 :
My biggest regret in life is living in England. What a fucking horrible place, I wish somebody would be truthful for once and just tell the world. Fucking horrible place, I hope they all fucking die.
#Kate on Apr 06, 2016 :
My main worry is for the safety of my teenage son (and his mobile phone) are is the most likely target for muggers.
#Hermes on Jun 02, 2015 :
Hey Frank, stay a few weeks in Brazil and you'll see what is a REALLY dangerous. People stealing anything you have, kill people at daylight, burning people alive, beheading people, killing man, woman, child and pregnant.. Brazil is dangerous.. London definitely no.
#ileri on Mar 24, 2015 :
can you stop frank just acting silly we are safe
#Ileri on Mar 24, 2015 :
England is a fantastic country really good if you want to be a football player my favorite team is Chelsea and they don't have guns there unless your talking about police lol
#Remo on Mar 24, 2015 :
London is super city with mixture of almost every culture. You will find people from all part of world. I feel safe living in London and I am talking about someone who's been living here for last over 8 years.
#Anne on Mar 19, 2015 :
I've been living in London for more than 8 years now and I also travelled a lot all over Europe. Honestly London is SAFE! It is a civilised city comparing to others I saw including Paris. No one has to be afraid in London as guns, knifes and any kind of weapons are prohibited. Of course there are robberies and pickpockets but just a bit of attention will solve the problems. Even if the tube is overcrowded no one tried to rob from my pockets or bags even if is very common in London for the ladies to walk with their bags open.
#frank on Jan 22, 2015 :
Crime everywhere...very dangerous town.. worst I have ever developing world. slams..poverty..aggression,,stress,,,drugs,,drinkers and troublemakers.. everywhere...but police is perfect..big honor to British police best in the world???heroes