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Crimes of Violence: Greater London

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) violent crimes and (b) sanction detections for violent crimes there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years. (195850)

A number of changes have been made to recorded crime in response to suggestions in the two reviews of crime statistics. One such change is that the term ‘violent crime’ is no longer used in connection with the recorded crime statistics and we now provide figures for violence against the person.

For London boroughs, offences of violence against the person recorded by the police are available from 1999-2000 and the number of sanction detections are available from 2000-01. The statistics are given in the following tables.

Table 1: Offences of violence against the person recorded and detected by means of a sanction detection by London borough: 1999-2000 to 2001-02

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

Borough

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Barking and Dagenham

3,210

1

3,604

550

3,941

596

Barnet

4,244

1

4,574

724

4,842

695

Bexley

3,151

1

3,209

481

3,339

613

Brent

5,407

1

5,775

988

5,688

914

Bromley

3,224

1

3,800

652

3,843

786

Camden

5,342

1

5,327

933

5,473

914

City of Westminster

7,396

1

8,483

1,848

8,734

1,788

Croydon

5,880

1

6,326

1,051

6,206

1,077

Ealing

6,652

1

6,429

750

6,842

848

Enfield

4,040

1

4,798

824

5,077

810

Greenwich

6,234

1

6,308

1,035

6,257

881

Hackney

6,655

1

6,320

1,129

6,702

1,150

Hammersmith and Fulham

4,683

1

4,365

879

4,283

919

Haringey

4,874

1

5,202

1,314

5,088

1,226

Harrow

2,342

1

2,465

665

2,658

552

Havering

2,661

1

2,787

552

3,225

623

Hillingdon

3,713

1

4,094

595

4,766

762

Hounslow

5,200

1

5,436

682

5,798

781

Islington

5,255

1

5,443

932

5,667

1,053

Kensington and Chelsea

3,294

1

3,314

571

3,063

643

Kingston upon Thames

2,422

1

2,495

415

2,667

474

Lambeth

8,244

1

7,904

1,064

8,232

1,179

Lewisham

5,051

1

5,331

1,302

5,501

1,174

Merton

2,907

1

2,932

507

3,153

464

Newham

7,261

1

7,344

969

7,550

1,166

Redbridge

3,621

1

3,753

585

3,721

600

Richmond upon Thames

2,081

1

1,991

308

2,115

423

Southwark

7,480

1

7,442

1,259

7,760

1,377

Sutton

1,109

1

2,056

393

2,451

408

Tower Hamlets

3,850

1

5,965

881

6,390

900

Waltham Forest

4,862

1

4,804

697

4,973

750

Wandsworth

5,012

1

4,862

693

5,002

744

Total

147,357

1

154,938

26,228

161,007

27,290

Note:

Figures in this table were prior to the introduction of the National Crime Recording standard in April 2002. Figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.

1 Not available.

Table 2: Offences of violence against the person recorded and detected by means of a sanction detection by London borough: 2002-03 to 2006-07

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Number of offences

Number of sanction detections

Barking and Dagenham

4,392

818

4,902

950

5,224

919

5,288

1,133

5,150

1,419

Barnet

5,246

848

5,817

937

7,183

1,752

6,393

1,506

5,512

1,664

Bexley

3,555

712

4,051

756

4,129

977

4,373

1,096

3,742

1,215

Brent

6,297

902

7,371

951

9,135

1,626

8,253

2,025

6,216

1,773

Bromley

4,728

918

5,003

1,094

5,762

1,276

5,499

1,221

5,697

1,917

Camden

5,817

1,137

6,419

1,383

7,656

1,756

7,370

2,110

6,586

1,757

City of Westminster

9,898

1,979

9,558

2,359

10,454

3,306

9,445

3,254

8,413

2,855

Croydon

7,642

1,241

7,944

1,542

8,604

1,744

7,763

1,641

6,741

1,906

Ealing

7,143

1,067

7,150

1,008

8,009

1,687

7,878

1,776

7,641

1,893

Enfield

5,593

984

5,142

1,030

5,190

1,218

5,256

1,174

5,342

1,685

Greenwich

6,892

1,005

6,855

1,117

7,870

1,549

7,713

1,717

7,486

2,096

Hackney

6,810

1,296

7,141

1,293

7,288

1,624

7,471

1,898

7,148

2,055

Hammersmith and Fulham

4,323

966

4,287

1,110

4,622

1,218

5,041

1,496

5,054

1,650

Haringey

5,446

1,388

5,485

1,250

6,325

1,620

6,921

1,751

5,651

1,727

Harrow

2,827

659

2,858

616

3,041

757

3,028

771

2,870

827

Havering

3,901

697

3,922

629

4,191

979

4,172

1,123

3,639

1,477

Hillingdon

4,983

882

5,222

793

5,921

1,417

6,261

1,824

5,911

1,905

Hounslow

7,110

965

6,946

1,008

6,772

1,058

6,434

1,612

5,502

1,537

Islington

6,347

1,006

6,607

1,422

7,617

2,159

7,002

2,111

6,289

2,147

Kensington and Chelsea

3,471

698

3,378

660

3,272

669

3,325

914

3,597

1,190

Kingston upon Thames

2,857

382

3,447

470

3,520

738

3,240

830

3,003

1,089

Lambeth

9,151

1,608

9,475

1,839

9,813

2,334

8,991

2,456

8,344

2,540

Lewisham

5,709

1,134

6,664

1,392

7,858

1,547

8,463

1,901

8,062

2,114

Merton

3,460

400

3,615

624

3,800

745

3,664

1,048

3,361

1,002

Newham

8,096

1,280

8,210

1,365

7,976

1,441

8,421

1,603

7,578

2,148

Redbridge

4,565

769

4,682

862

4,690

962

3,976

1,176

4,323

1,557

Richmond upon Thames

2,547

471

2,497

455

2,570

642

2,345

749

2,122

850

Southwark

8,221

1,350

8,912

1,347

9,338

2,206

9,065

2,254

8,435

2,318

Sutton

3,065

610

3,214

595

3,555

781

3,161

949

2,989

1,060

Tower Hamlets

7,538

1,152

7,724

1,141

7,895

1,531

7,455

2,238

7,727

2,286

Waltham Forest

5,427

794

6,002

853

6,241

1,222

6,831

1,563

6,052

1,697

Wandsworth

5,354

1,040

5,336

929

5,898

1,100

6,139

1,320

5,647

1,513

Total

178,411

31,158

185,836

33,780

210,419

44,560

196,637

50,240

181,830

54,869

Note:

Figures in this table are after the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in April 2002. Figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.