There were 770,443 crimes (all notifiable offences) committed in London in 2012/13, down 5.5 per cent on the year before.
London has one of the highest numbers of CCTV cameras of any other city in the world. London’s 33 councils operate 7,431 public CCTV cameras. By comparison, Paris has 326 equivalent cameras.
There were a total of 92,225 crimes of burglary in London in 2012/13, a fall of 4% on the previous year. These figures include both theft and attempted theft from buildings, including damage that appears to have been caused by someone attempting to enter a building without permission.
Around two thirds of all recorded burglaries are against residential properties and one third against commercial.
M21 – Chorlton-cum-Hardy; Barlow Moor, Manchester
SE24 – Herne Hill; Tulse Hill (part), London
N10 – Muswell Hill, London
RM8 – Dagenham; Becontree; Becontree Heath, London
N2 – East Finchley; Fortis Green; Hampstead Garden Suburb (part), London
L18 – Allerton; Mossley Hill, Liverpool
L22 – Waterloo, Liverpool
N18 – Upper Edmonton; Edmonton (part), London
UB6 – Greenford; Perivale, London
SE27 – West Norwood; Gipsy Hill (part), London
B73 – Boldmere; New Oscott; Wylde Green, Birmingham
E8 – Hackney Central; Dalston; London Fields, London
DN2 – Intake; Wheatley; Wheatley Hills, Doncaster
N20 – Whetstone; Totteridge; Oakleigh Park, London
E9 – Homerton; Hackney Wick; South Hackney; Hackney Marshes; Victoria Park, London
N11 – New Southgate; Friern Barnet; Bounds Green; Arnos Grove (part), London
N16 – Stoke Newington; Stamford Hill (part); Shacklewell; Dalston (part); Newington Green (part), London
LS16 – Adel, Bramhope; Cookridge; Eccup; Far Headingley; Holt Park; Ireland Wood; Lawnswood; Moor Grange; Tinshill; Weetwood; West Park, Leeds
B24 – Erdington; Tyburn, Birmingham
HP10 – High Wycombe; Flackwell Heath; Handy Cross; Hedsor; Loudwater; Penn; Tylers Green; Wooburn; Wooburn Green; Wooburn Moor, Buckinghamshire
London’s overall crime rate has fallen over the last ten years but figures for certain offences have risen.
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a burglary, then Dave Locksmiths experienced engineers can provide emergency repairs using a variety of techniques to temporarily secure your home until such time as windows and doors can be made permanently safe and secure at your convenience.
This allows you to contact insurance companies, police, builders and glaziers before Dave Locksmiths return to carry out a permanent repair which can include replacing or repairing split doors and damaged frames.
Statistically you are more likely to be a victim of burglary if you have no additional home security (22.5%); this falls dramatically to just 2.5% with homes that have deadbolts, window locks and security chains fitted, so why not speak to one of our locksmiths today about upgrading your security?