Crime in London, United Kingdom

Crime rates in London, United Kingdom

Level of crime
63.85 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
69.97 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.88 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
57.75 Moderate
Worries car stolen
43.95 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
50.62 Moderate
Worries attacked
54.43 Moderate
Worries being insulted
54.87 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
40.73 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
62.59 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
58.33 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
57.48 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
38.75 Low

Safety in London, United Kingdom

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.36 High
Safety walking alone during night
38.28 Low

Contributors: 1225

Last update: February 2024

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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81 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 22, 2024:
Bro u comparing Rio de Janeiro to london fam I'm saying london is more dangerous then most cities of the USA fam from 2022 to 2023 we got 885k crimes reported 50k crimes increased 250k violent crimes reported and gun crimes and knife crimes both of them increasing fam london is real dangerous I think u people really over exaggerate the usa and south america fam u know london is dangerous when violent crime total crime knife crimes and gun crimes all of them 4 increasing yearly u know london is getting bad bad
Alex on Jan 06, 2024:
I was in London recently and it generally isint that bad,just stay away from migrants and refugees and you will be fine.
Tony k on Dec 24, 2023:
Hi, having read some of the comments on here I disappointed but not surprised. The reason London is going/gone to the dogs is that it that the politicians are either deluded or in denial about the reality on the ground. Until they recognise this, it will continue to get worse. Sad but true.
--- on Dec 14, 2023:
i was in rio de janiero and trust me london is 1000times Safer then rio de janiero like 100murders is not even a lot the city got 8million population los angeles got like 350murdsers a year and population is only like 2-3million london got crime like every city it is not dangerous
Ano on Dec 11, 2023:
Lodon is Africa. Monkeys everywhere, the British race is going to be extinct in a few decades.That is the result of Marxism ideology and universal democracy.
Dr. Vincent Chokaa, Ph.D on Nov 23, 2023:
I guess London is safe but the areas are dangerous in greater London
Emma on Sep 25, 2023:
I live in New York, I visited London recently for the first time and i was robbed in broad day light in Hackney leaving the subway by 4 Middle Eastern looking teenagers.
Even comparing to NYC, London seems more ruthless and more gangs are on the streets..
Lewandowski on Sep 25, 2023:
London is a concrete jungle...The crime is higher than in many US cities and it's the highest in all Europe!! In some neighbourhoods you will hear more Arabic, Hindi or Polish than English language.
Anonymous on Jul 17, 2023:
young boss money london is not safe the amount of things it goes down here is not normal 835k crimes for a year thats really high from 2021 to 2022 it had 109 homicides from 2022 to 2023 is probably gonna have like 150+ homicides or even 200+ homicides with like 900k+ crimes for a year tell me if that looks safe to u is defenitly not fam like only lambweth having 3k+ crimes per month and its only a borough in london and plus not the most dangerous borough of london
Anonymous on Jul 17, 2023:
if u enter the wrong streets of lambeth especially at night 100% ur g checked robbed or mugged or even stabbed and it can go to being stabbed to death
Anonymous on Jul 17, 2023:
for everyone saying london is so safe its the safest city no its not brixton alone has 1k+ crimes per month if u wanna live in london go to richmond upon thames safest borough of london if u wanna visit lambeth fam go to north lambeth where its a bit more quiet and not as bad as central lambeth and south lambeth like everything getting out of hand the met police doing nothing and AGAIN for people saying london not dangerous here lambeth it can be a gta server if it wants to and not even the most dangerous borough of london
Anonymous on Jul 17, 2023:
i live in south london lambeth brixton no cap is the jungle here lambeth is done out here 3k+ crimes per month are u stupid blud definitly dont come here if u value ur life
Anonymous on Jul 06, 2023:
About 4-5% of London people make the place seem dangerous. These people come in gangs from the most deprived parts of London. Poverty and crime go hand in hand. They typically wear tracksuits and Canada goose/monclear/north face jackets so if you see people wearing this stay far away.
Brazil on Jun 22, 2023:
I from brazil i go london i got stabbed i died.
Santiago on May 23, 2023:
I came from Merida Mexico and was mugged twice, additionally, most people here seem way too aggressive, like they are always looking for trouble or something.
Anonymous on Mar 02, 2023:
I’ve lived and worked in London for nearly 20 years and have always felt very safe. The only time I’ve ever been a victim of violent crime was an altercation with some drunken football fans from another UK city after a match.

Clearly there are gangs in London, as in any city, but I’ve never come across any of them despite spending most of my time in Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
Anonymous on Nov 14, 2022:

Looks like the website admins removed my last comment inspite of me liking the site so much that I put it on my social media with 20k+ followers as it’s an honest website.

But l’ll keep continuing to share my experience.
I was being mugged in the heart of central London early morning when there were people around.
It’s very common these days that the gangs of Black Guys comes in group of 4-10 and try scare you even threaten and hit if you don’t comply. They loot you completely including fancy clothes you’re wearing.
I think police need to do something about it as it’s happening in the heart of London continuously with many tourists and locals.
Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:
The other day my cousin got stabbed in the shoulder so this gang of youths could steal his wristwatch which was worth about 4 grand, it didn’t even reach headlines and the police have been useless with this situation, do not recommend but this mainly applies to south and east London areas where it is REALLY bad.
Anonymous on Jul 06, 2022:
London's crime rate is skyrocketing assault, pickpockets, rapes etc. People might look at the crime rate and perceive it as very safe but the knife crime is shockingly high, just stay out of north and east london and you'd be just a little safer
Anonymous on Jul 04, 2022:
London has shocking levels of violence and crime, not far behind are birmingham then Manchester Liverpool and Glasgow. They don't have high homicide rates but general violence is shocking. London has just gone to the dogs in the last 30 years and in the last 5 murder has risen steady and this is with the mets dodgy numbers ie the police stopped reporting crime under the Khan because..... Yeah don't like the numbers don't keep count Khan is a corrupt little sht
Pop on May 29, 2022:
London and Warsaw are constantly getting more dangerous. more drugs more violence.
Ray Carvajal on Apr 29, 2022:
Honestly I think some of the negative comments about London may be Racist British, Rough British Blokes that want to make London a tough city, or Americans that want to make London look bad and dangerous so they can Brag America is safer.
Anonymous on Apr 17, 2022:
People holding on to homicide rate: now do the math with the violent crimes, robberies and burglaries.
Anonymous on Mar 24, 2022:
London, Paris and Malmo, three European cities that were once good which are now dangerous.
AAM on Mar 21, 2022:
The people over here thinks that london and US cities are dangerous because they have never went to underdeveloped counties which accumlates to the majority of the total countries in the world. You people have no idea that how safe london is and also many US cities as well. Just get out from your homes and see the real world then you will realise in how safe places you all are living in.
Anonymous on Feb 28, 2022:
Homicide is higher than stats say but the main issue is assault and stealing, it’s very common, so not recommend London as a place to live due to it’s unsafety.
Robert Maier on Feb 18, 2022:
Just for your information:London actually has a homicide rate of about 1.5 per 100000, weich is loser than that of Hungary of about 2.5. Of course a City with about 9 Million inhabitantants usually has more total crimes than one with 100k but in generell London is quite safe.
Anonymous on Jan 18, 2022:
Tourist attracted London is very safe.. The reason they have a high crime rate is generally because it being a big city but also that every other place in london (north, south, east, west) are gang and drug hubs
Anonymous on Dec 24, 2021:
Many people get stabbed and survive but unfortunately some don’t
Person on Nov 05, 2021:
People who say it’s safe live in the posh parts like Kensington. They don’t go anywhere near south and east London, crime rate is very high, murder rate is lower than some other parts of the country but it’s a lot higher than it says. But, London is a good place to visit, wouldn’t recommend living there though, look at living in Hertfordshire if you want to live around this area. Traffic can also be a NIGHTMARE.
Anonymous on Oct 23, 2021:
London is'nt safer than every US and Canadian city. Its one of the worst in Europe and statistically England as a whole has a higher crime rate than some American states. Anyone saying London is safe is a lunatic because it simply ain't true. (Yes it does also depend what parts of London).
Jay on Oct 19, 2021:
London people wanna be so tough, saying its a stabbing every 14sec lmaooooo do people know How much That’s in a year? Way way over 1million with less then 1.50 homicide rate. Its sad How people want London to be bad When its not its a paradise compare to were Am frm smh the lies and bs London its very very safe
Dan on Oct 10, 2021:
Honestly, I think UK citizens (and US too, as there seems to be a lot of people arguing over which country is safer) have no idea how developed and safe their countries are, because they never visited something else, like an underdeveloped country. London is very safe, UK is very safe and the whole Europe in general.
Paul on Sep 28, 2021:
@yung boss money, such stupid comment. London among the most dangerous cities in Europe. People getting stabbed, mugged on daily basis
yung boss money on Sep 14, 2021:
London not only has a lower homicide rate than EVERY single US city, but it also has a lower homicide rate than EVERY single CANADIAN city. Canada is known as the safest country on earth, so when london is better than that it simply means it's very safe. Every person commenting how bad london is in the comments have an agenda, either they're fake accounts made by weirdos who wanna make London seem hard, or they have an anti immigration agenda. London is simply so unbelievably safe and is NOWHERE CLOSE to the level of crime in either the US or Canada. For example, st louis in 2020 reached 262 homicides, which is more than double the amount of homicides in London, meanwhile it only has a population of 300k, while London has one of 8.9 million. This means the st louis homicide rate is over 60x higher than London, yeah london doesn't even compare. For those of you who say london reached new yorks homicide rate, it did, but literally for only ONE month, where new york did not have many homicides and London did, for the whole year new york was still a lot higher, and London has never surpassed it since. Not to mention that new york is one of the safest big cities in the entire USA. In conclusion, british people are weird.
Ben on Aug 30, 2021:
London sucks, American tourist here, centre is fine but the suburbs are bad. London has a lower murder rate than LA but a higher crime rate. I still enjoyed my visit though because I stayed within the main areas.
Anonymous on Aug 28, 2021:
This place is such a dumb, especially with these lockdowns
Anonymous on Jun 16, 2021:
“According to a recent United Nations report, Britain has become one of the most violent industrial nation, the chances of being mugged and assaulted here are almost higher than in the US.”
That was back in 2008, and since then it’s gotten a fair bit worse (in London anyways)
Source for proof
Will on Jun 06, 2021:
Place is an absolute dump, we’ve had over 20 stabbings in the past week alone and those are the ones that get reported, if you come to visit I advise looking into where and where not to go.
Anonymous on Apr 22, 2021:
As far as capital cities go, it's very safe if you practice common sense. Don't go to rough neighbourhoods, don't look for drugs, try and avoid walking alone through unlit areas at night... you know, generic advice they give about everywhere.

I've lived here for a decade and the worst that's personally happened to me is someone going through my bag at a hostel I was staying at. And that guy was a tourist.

As with every city in the world, you can find scary stories about crime there that reach the newspapers. But in reality you would have to be desperately unlucky for any of it to happen to you.
Anonymous on Apr 08, 2021:
I used to live in London for 6 years in a row. I was planning for it to be my final destination, but then I just run away once I became a father. I didn't want to leave my child fatherless or something to happen to him. It could be safe if you earn over 6 figures and can afford a different, better life, but it is better to keep it an experience for the average Joe. Definitely not a place to raise a child and have a family.Tourist, English learner, students and once in a lifetime experience all welcome.
Anonymous on Feb 23, 2021:
Can FEEL safe but actually there are a lot of bad people about. If you ever see two guys on a moped, get offside quickly. Similarly with groups of badly dressed youths.
Olivia on Feb 23, 2021:
Crime has been increasing rapidly here for the past decade, but it gets really bad when it’s dark. A lot of dodgy stuff happens. Stick to main tourist areas though and I’m sure you will be fine
Anonymous on Feb 02, 2021:
Thank you Sir for your comment. But I'm keen to complete the summary by the fact, that the UK is much more closer to the US in many things, than compared to continental europe. In terms of crime too. The types of crime and problems with crime are similar. Knife crime for example is often linked with gangs. Gangs are often coupled with drugs, where there is a high demand among the population. But there are some seriously mental ill, low life young teenagers, who treat this as a fun and game to take someones life. And so the other young majority, out of fear, carry weapons to protect themselfs. A simple argument or the lost of temper or even looking for someone in a bad way, can lead to the lost of a live. If you look at it from objective point of view, this is totally mad. The fact that the police is seen as a enemy, by thugs and some parts of the community is frightening. All this is more like in the US. The Government fails to tackle crime and the violence, just like poverty. Instead the understaffed police force which are treathened by further cuts, takes the fight against crime, sometimes with youths who commit crime because they are bored. A Crime & Punishment system is meant to lock the criminals away for a long time, not to let them go by the judges or treat them with a soft approach. So crime has established and it is treated as a part of live, a circumstance. It happens, because there is no fear of the law for some lawless and ruthless gangsters. The longer this status will last, the more impossible it will be to combat this disease effectively. But the Government seems to have other problems, only the News like on the Telly try to understand whats going on,if it gets bad. Crime will always be a part of a city. There is no big city without crime. But teenager which are so brutal,ruthless, coming from poor broken families, disrespectful, with no regard of human live or someones property, clearly living in a parallel world in one society is deeply worrying. If future Tourists read this(when traveling will be possible again):It is unlikely that you will be caught up with this problem in the City Center. If you dont have to, then dont go to the poorer Areas of the City, especially not in the night time. But if you need to, then better take the public transport or a cab. London is not only full of people drinking tea at afternoon or Mr Beans riding their Sofas on a Mini looking grim at you or hiding for fun in Postboxes. Unfortunately this City has some serious crime problem. Dont think that the police will come fast to you, when your handbag get snatched or by minor crimes.They struggle already with the amount of major crimes. Keep always an eye on your belongings. London is still very enjoyable big city and one of its kind on earth. I hope a new mayor will change things and bring the city to the former glory.
Anonymous on Jan 23, 2021:
An excellent summary by the person who commented yesterday, very accurate.
Anonymous on Jan 22, 2021:
As I see, a lot of people like to compare London to the much loved and adored US. But do you really want to compare to cities which doing worse to feel better? The crimes committed in London are similiar, if not even worse. London reached the homicide rate of NYC in march 2019. Of course London is a safe city compared to South American Cities or Tijuana or Chicago. But in Europe, not European Union, the UK is a high crime country,whats seems normal today. Gun crime is getting worse significantly. The knife crime epidemic goes on over years now and continoue to reach new high levels. It feels like nearly everyday someone loses a life in London to knife crime, not only gang members. Most of it is gang related between black young men. But the crime is getting out of control over the past 6 years. And the worst part is, it can happen to everybody, because crime is also committed on random people of the public. Acid attacks, moped crimes in broad daylight in front of dozens of people, postcode wars (mistaken identity), you have to keep your car always locked when driving, brutal home invasions. Burglaries. Drive by shootings and gun shoots fired on random people or houses. Cars stolen for joyriding and crashed and torched, and more. If this happens to random people, by just being in the wrong place, wrong time, thats not safe at all. You just need to read the News. Police isnt catching all the criminals, because there is too much crime for those police officers. Prisons are the next, even more severe and completly overcrowded problem. But most importantly, this comes from a broken society, full of selfish people, dont looking at others. Poverty which getting worse too (what a suprise). No perspectives for young men. Everywhere they building new posh high rise buildings in London, ruining the skyline, just to allocate the money from the rich, ending up the poorer people earning enough, but not enough for London prices. Dont get me wrong, i love London as a city, but it really lost the charme. Its not the end of the world, you can get out on the street, but just be careful, vigilant and better dont go out after dark. Its just not a safe city. Other UK Cities have much more problems with crime by less inhabitans. And if anyone comes here with racism, if you go up north the country, you will find native young british lads, doing the same crimes. Its a social,poverty problem, created by the attitude of the poorly educated minds, not only imported by migrants.
Andy on Jan 12, 2021:
As an American, I can safely say this place is trash, there are a few nice places so stay their but don’t go anywhere near the places that have a bad reputation.
Argent on Jan 07, 2021:
After many years spent here in London I can say this place really pissed me. It has become a trashold, glad they close borders now cause it got outhand. Worst of all are the groups of young lads mainly afro brit who seriously go around to look for problems so keep away from this crap
Anonymous on Jan 04, 2021:
extremely dangerous especially in south and east london where there are gunshots through out the night
Brandon on Dec 31, 2020:
I was mugged yesterday, a group of young lads came up to me with switchblades and took my money. Wouldn’t recommend unless you live in a area that’s nice.
Anonymous on Dec 12, 2020:
Becoming rather lawless. You might get lucky, have nothing happen and think it's all fine. But the reality is you were just lucky.
Theresa on Dec 03, 2020:
A lot of London crime isn’t even noted down so saying Amsterdam is safer is very misleading
Biden on Nov 16, 2020:
There are too many crimes in London, the young roadmen on London bikes are the most dangerous; they'll ride up to you, ask you for something like the time, then try to mug you.
Rins on Nov 16, 2020:
Murder rate in London is only 1.3. Much better than Berlin = 2.6 , Amsterdam= 2.3 and many other european cities.
Jade on Nov 08, 2020:
Terrible place, glad I moved away from here, used to be a great city but now has crime in a lot of areas (moved from Hackney)
Anonymous on Nov 01, 2020:
I don’t live in either places but I felt safer in New York City than London. I was harassed a lot in London and even threatened. Maybe it’s just my experience but I feel like New York City is a bit safer.
CM on Oct 26, 2020:
I used to live in Paris and NYC so take my comment with that in mind.

I've been living in London for over 6 years now and I feel SUPER safe honestly. I'm not saying there aren't dodgy areas, but I've never felt like I had a chance of being a target. I feel like crime here **tends** to be more gang related. Common sense applies obviously BUT I feel a LOT safer than in any areas in Central Paris honestly.
MR.E on Oct 16, 2020:
It’s honestly getting out of hand, I’m starting to scary scary crime on a regular basis now. Even as simply walking to the shop I see fights and people threatening to use knifes.
Ok on Oct 09, 2020:
For real, London's crime rate has lowered down but I see like bullets everywhere in these streets,
Dillion on Sep 25, 2020:
I went to Hackney area for a job and saw a stabbing between 5 young men. Not very nice. London has been going downhill fast unfortunately.
Anonymous on Sep 13, 2020:
If you like stabbings, drugs and gang violence. London is the pace for you. I’m sure it’s fine to visit with all the tourist spots but somewhere to live it is not.
Anonymous on Aug 31, 2020:
Nah you lot are kids, London is trash. As a 43 year old man who has lived in London all his life, I can tell you that for the past 7 years this place has turned into a dump filled with crime. So stop giving false information and shush.
Anthony on Aug 31, 2020:
Just a few days ago on my street there was a man with a knife chasing another man down the street. This sort of stuff happens regularly.
Anonymous on Aug 28, 2020:
Also this guy just makes fake accounts to make bad cities look good so honestly just ignore him
Anonymous on Aug 28, 2020:
London isn’t “safe as hell” sir. Also “BigManDan” the public knows London is bad but you don’t have to try and act hard lol.
BigManDan on Aug 26, 2020:
lol, mans never been to the ends. I swear down if u man came to the ends of London u fam would get sorted easy. Keep running around the city saying it’s safe and some man might sort u out.
Anonymous on Aug 26, 2020:
Actually be quite u little London soy boy, telling lies about London. Everyone knows ur the same account.
Dane on Aug 26, 2020:
Ok, how did the crime index go down and the contributers go down by like 30? It’s almost like they have an agenda. Honestly I thinks London actual crime index should be 60.
Anonymous on Aug 23, 2020:
I have lived in London for a decade now and i am planning to move out. There are many drug dealers on the road and the police do not even care and last night I heard screaming of two people threatening to stab each other. My 13 year old son says he doesn’t feel safe in school as many students their carry a knife. I find it amazing how people say London is safe and safer than (insert name here) because it really isn’t. There are some nice places that are very nice but most of London is how my experience is.
Henry on Jul 20, 2020:
London is so bad for real, i've visited lots of cities in europe and north america. London is one of the worst. Not the worst but one of the worst.
Angelina on Jul 15, 2020:
I’m from York and I have visited London a few times recently. Never wish to go back, it’s bad and dangerous. And I’m tired of people defending the city saying it’s safer than others and then give a crime rate that’s probably from some dodgy website. So I decided to find out the murder rate myself and this is what I got. London murder rate=1.7 Toronto murder rate =1.2 Winnipeg murder rate=1.5 Paris murder rate=1.1 so people actually need to shut up about this city being “really safe” have u ever been to south or east London? Just because they live in the posh areas. How about we stop pretending this city is safe and perfect and we actually try to stop the crime rate and murder rate. Sadiq Khan is a Liar. Don’t trust what he says about London.
Matt on Jul 14, 2020:
London is much safer than cities like Seattle, Paris, NYC, Toronto, El Paso, not even close to comparable to cities such as St Louis, Baltimore.
Chicago has more homicides than all of England.
Zach on Jul 13, 2020:
You guys are delusional in the Comments. London is one of the safest major cities in the goddamn world. If London is too dangerous for you, than you are extremely sheltered.
Deshawn on Jul 13, 2020:
Facts. People act like London is comparable to NYC, Toronto Detroit, Winnipeg, St Louis or Baltimore. Our homicide rate is literally 1.5 per 100,000, more than safe than even "safe" American and Canadian cities
Devin on Jul 13, 2020:
I'm from Hackney London, and It really isn't that bad. Sure there is crime here like anywhere else, but compared to Toronto, NYC or literally ANY North American City, we're doing WAY better.

Our homicide rate in London is 1.5 per 100,000, New York is 3.6 and Toronto is 3.5
Jack on Jul 10, 2020:
Visited from Ottawa Ontario, when I went to London many of the people there were very rude and I saw lots of drug dealers and even noticed some people carrying knives. And apparently knife crime happens a lot there according to the people I spoke to. I didn’t exactly feel safe. I would say that Toronto and even Winnipeg are safer than London through what I witnessed.
Bradley on Jul 07, 2020:
I went to London from Sydney Australia, I saw a lot of trouble and may have witnessed a stabbing (can’t say for sure but it’s what it looked like before I ran off) and apparently that stuff happens daily so I’m glad I don’t live their lol
Daisy on May 28, 2020:
My mum lives in Toronto and my dad lives in south London. I spend 8 months in Toronto and 4 months in London. And I can tell you that London is way worse. Toronto has its problems of course but London is terrible. My dad has been stabbed once by a man in a black ski mask. People here are not nice and the police are a complete joke. The crime and homicide rate is worse in London and I do not feel safe at all. Thankfully my dad should be moving to Cardiff soon. My recommendation to people is don’t live in London as there is nothing going for it and it’s on the way to becoming like Chicago or Detroit. If you come here for a visit then you should be ok if you stay in the safe areas and know what you are doing.
FuneyShoot on May 28, 2020:
I don’t know why a bunch of soyboys are defending this terrible city and giving false facts. Just because they live in the 20% areas where there is no trouble, I’m serious don’t go here. I’ve nearly been stabbed 7 times now and I try to stay away from the violence and illegal activity.
Tom on May 19, 2020:
Safer than Toronto, NYC, San Jose. I think we're doing fine.
Our homicide rate is literally 1/3 of NYC AND Toronto, let's praise our city for once instead of making it seem like a Baltimore or Detroit or Winnipeg. Even Paris is doing worse then us.
FuneyShoot on Apr 09, 2020:
As someone who lives in London and is a teenager, I will give an honest opinion of what it’s like to live here. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some nice places in London, but I have to say for the past couple of years this place has really gone to sh!t. Gang violence has recently become massive here and the police force fail to even record the number of stabbings here as they themselves have admitted that they haven’t been doing it very well, London at this point is basically a stab city, we have more crime than places in America now, such as Los Angeles. There are violent fights here all the time, I can’t go outside anymore without witnessing people fighting and threading to stab each other on the streets. The youth here are so messed up as well. In class all the students are wanna be gangsters and have no respect for the teachers, so don’t think about sending your kid to a school in London or the whole south east for that matter. In conclusion, London once used to be a peaceful and exciting place, but now there’s terrorist attacks, gang violence with high homicide rates and stabbings, lots of theft and it’s hard to come across nice people nowadays. If you live in a expensive posh area then you are fine but for 80% of London it’s unsafe. Safer cities I would recommend are Toronto, Seattle, Oklahoma and others, those cities have crime of course but it’s less than London.