London Serious Youth Violence offences 2008 to 2012

Table of the number of Serious Youth Violence Offences (victims) by London Borough from 2008 to 2012

BOROUGH Serious Youth Violence
2008-09
Serious Youth Violence
2009-10
Serious Youth Violence
2010-11
percentage change
from 2008 to 2011
Serious Youth Violence
2011-12
Barking and Dagenham 235 213 207 237
Barnet 195 227 193 207
Bexley 117 88 101 210
Brent 209 231 255 +18% 243
Bromley 226 204 172 164
Camden 172 189 205 +16% 190
Croydon 288 342 299 301
Ealing 237 261 213 204
Enfield 278 328 357 +22% 293
Greenwich 259 218 217 183
Hackney 278 257 205
Hammersmith and Fulham 112 133 148
Haringey 225 241 223
Harrow 113 107 115
Havering 141 137 159
Heathrow Airport 1 1 0
Hillingdon 197 192 179
Hounslow 177 125 181
Islington 244 194 185
Kensington and Chelsea 73 72 85
Kingston upon Thames 127 100 103
Lambeth 321 351 407 +21%
Lewisham 276 304 336 +18%
Merton 124 146 115
Newham 299 343 372 +20%
Redbridge 237 167 156
Richmond upon Thames 81 60 50
Southwark 411 469 509 +19%
Sutton 129 104 97
Tower Hamlets 206 252 248 +17%
Waltham Forest 271 302 301 +10%
Wandsworth 191 218 196
Westminster 225 201 314 +28%
TOTAL per financial year 6675 6777 6872 +3% 6906 (+0.5%)

source Met Police FOI 2012 and London Police and Crime Committee // – offence numbers are dependent on reports being made and recorded by the police

Highest Serious Youth Violence Boroughs are: Southwark, Lambeth, Newham and Enfield. These boroughs demonstrated some of the largest increases in Serious Youth Violence from 2008 to 2011, however the figures are coming in to the end of the 2011-2012 financial year and Enfield has seen some good reductions in to 2012.

The Met police definition of Serious Youth Violence is any offence of Most Serious Violence or Weapon Enabled Crime, where the victim is aged 1 to 19

The Met police definition of Youth Violence is any offence of Most Serious Violence and Assault with Injury or Weapon Enabled Crime, where the victim is aged 1 to 19

London Teenage Murders 2005 to 2012

Most Serious Violence: Homicide and Child Destruction, Attempted Murder, Wounding or other act endangering life, Grievous Bodily Harm (Part), Causing Death by Dangerous/Careless/ Inconsiderate Driving, Causing Death by Aggravated Vehicle Taking.

Assault with injury: Actual Bodily Harm and other injury and racially or religiously aggravated ABH and other injury.

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2 Responses to London Serious Youth Violence offences 2008 to 2012

  1. Emma H Southwark resident says:

    Thank you for this information. I seem to have heard a lot about how the Police, Southwark council and Mayor Boris have been tackling the issue of youth violence. They even try and tell us residents that it is decreasing but all along it has been increasing and in my borough Southwark, the worst for youth violence in London it has increased by a fifth. We have constant white noise telling us they are doing something but it keeps getting worse and worse. They keep spending money on so called community safety and policing but it all seems a complete waste.
    Can we please get some people in who can finally make a difference, it has been almost 7 years since youth violence became a priority for Southwark but every year its worse!!!

  2. Cooper says:

    Millions spent, lots of publicity, thousands of police hours. But youth violence still increasing.
    The theories and approaches taken so far are obviously flawed. The one good thing is the level of gun crime has dropped like a stone.

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