Crime in London, United Kingdom

Crime rates in London, United Kingdom

Level of crime
62.88 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.77 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
48.17 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
54.96 Moderate
Worries car stolen
43.37 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
50.24 Moderate
Worries attacked
52.41 Moderate
Worries being insulted
52.05 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
39.26 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
59.97 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.81 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
55.08 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
36.54 Low

Safety in London, United Kingdom

Safety walking alone during daylight
66.78 High
Safety walking alone during night
41.61 Moderate

Contributors: 680

Last update: October 2019

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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20 Comments so far

#Mars on Jul 15, 2019 :
I believe that London is not very safe, but I don't believe that it has more crime than Paris!
#Anonymous on Jun 29, 2019 :
Left London to move to Dorest. Now live in a beautiful part of England without any Muslims throwing acid at us. There's a big problem in this country and Europe and we are called racist for saying so. We all know why this is happening.
#Anonymous on May 18, 2019 :
I was there with my two girl friends (we’re all 20) in December. We experienced a LOT of harassment going out at night. Even in very busy tourist filled areas, men would come close to us asking us questions like “where are you going? What are you doing?” We would avoid them and try to dodge around them but they followed and whenever we tried to tell them to go away they would start getting angry and begin insulting us, “you’re all fat and ugly anyways!” It was very uncomfortable and unfortunate. My friend was also pressed up against a wall when leaving a bar by two British men. When she pushed them away and started walking away they too began berating her with insults about her looks and weight.
#Anonymous on Apr 07, 2019 :
Guys I think the brits haven't actually seen what crime really is. London is way lot safer and these petty crimes are in every big city so don't let them confuse you. I would say London is 99% safe
#AnonymousReader on Mar 30, 2019 :
@AlwaysCurious The area around Kings College is quite safe during the day as it's very central and very touristic. It also has good communications with tubes, buses and cabs passing all the time. Walking at night alone in Central London I think is quite safe but it's a matter of luck that you could find a problem with someone like in any other city in the world, like being robbed or something else but as I said it's very touristic and populated so it shouldn't be any problem.
#Jack Feltcher on Jan 24, 2019 :
I lived in London for many years. It was once a great place to live and work but it has sadly gone downhill in recent years and I'm very happy to say I left, never to return. It is now a city with no clear identifiable culture, just a hodgepodge of various communities living in an artificial construct with a strong sense of tension and hostility between them. The gulf between rich and poor is immense and the crime rate is out of hand. People are routinely beaten and murdered for their phones and you can be stabbed to death just for looking at someone in one of the various third world neighbourhoods. The attitudes towards women in some of these new communities are medieval. Just an awful, dirty violent place to live unless you are a member of the wealthy elite. Like something out of a dystopian nightmare.
#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
#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.