There has been a large increase in London’s level of personal robbery to the end of March 2011. Over 3000 personal robbery offences were reported to police in March 2011; a level of street crime offending not seen for the last 4 years (june 2007).
Chart of London Robbery per month from April 2007 to March 2011
Robbery was also up 8.7% in the 12 months of the last financial year, from over 30,202 offences in 2009-10 to 32,843 offences in 2010-11
This is on the back of an increase in Serious youth violence: +3.1% and Knife crime: +8.3% in 2010.
(data source MPS).