Bus crime in Croydon

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 21st June 2019.

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Photo of Steve O'Connell Steve O'Connell Conservative

For each of the years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, how many crimes have been committed on buses in Croydon by crime type?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The below table indicates the number of crimes on buses in the London Borough of Croydon, broken down by year and crime type.

Croydon

Crime Type

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Burglary

3

3

1

Criminal Damage

57

28

14

Drugs

3

2

2

Fraud or Forgery

1

0

0

Other Notifiable Offences

6

5

8

Robbery

64

61

57

Sexual Offences

28

28

23

Theft and Handling

175

119

148

Violence Against the Person

274

265

211

Total

611

511

464

*’Violence Against the Person’ is a grouping of a number of offences which include: Serious Wounding, Assault with Injury, Common Assault such as pushing and shoving; harassment and Other Violence. The majority of offences in this category are made up of the last three offences.