North vs South of the River Public Transport (9)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 15th August 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

Please can you provide the total number of incidents of crime on the London Underground South of the river over the last year and a breakdown by type of crime?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The below table shows the number of recorded crimes on the London Underground south of the river during 2018/19.

It is important to note that there are 21 boroughs north of the river, compared to 12 boroughs south of the river. As the transport infrastructure (number of stations and London Underground lines) and passenger volumes are very different, it is not possible to make direct comparisons between levels of crime in north and south London.

London Underground remains a safe, low crime network, with very few people ever witnessing or experiencing crime. In 2018/19 there were 11.7 crimes recorded for every million passenger journeys made.

Recorded crimes on the London Underground network 2018/19 – South London

Crime type

Number of recorded offences

Violence against the person

455

Sexual offences

185

Criminal damage

101

Line of route

3

Theft of passenger property

895

Motor vehicle/cycle offences

26

Robbery

14

Theft of railway property/burglary

35

Serious pubic order

327

Serious fraud

11

Drugs

59

Other

14

Total

2125