London Serious Youth Violence 2008 to 2013 (2013 update)

Table of the number of Serious Youth Violence Offences (victims) by London Borough from 2008 to 2013

BOROUGH Serious Youth Violence
2008-09
Serious Youth Violence
2009-10
Serious Youth Violence
2010-11
Serious Youth Violence
2011-12
Serious Youth Violence
2012-13
Barking and Dagenham 235 213 207 236 145
Barnet 195 227 193 206 214
Bexley 117 88 101 110 62
Brent 209 231 255 243 143
Bromley 226 204 172 164 122
Camden 172 189 205 190 93
Croydon 288 342 299 302 317
Ealing 237 261 213 203 191
Enfield 278 328 357 293 247
Greenwich 259 218 217 183 103
Hackney 278 257 205 204 174
Hammersmith and Fulham 112 133 148 112 70
Haringey 225 241 223 246 180
Harrow 113 107 115 124 114
Havering 141 137 159 145 113
Heathrow Airport 1 1 0
Hillingdon 197 192 179 208 150
Hounslow 177 125 181 161 121
Islington 244 194 185 242 140
Kensington and Chelsea 73 72 85 65 80
Kingston upon Thames 127 100 103 102 55
Lambeth 321 351 407 450 270
Lewisham 276 304 336 329 203
Merton 124 146 115 159 121
Newham 299 343 372 330 204
Redbridge 237 167 156 223 126
Richmond upon Thames 81 60 50 75 55
Southwark 411 469 509 463 430
Sutton 129 104 97 72 63
Tower Hamlets 206 252 248 279 212
Waltham Forest 271 302 301 309 184
Wandsworth 191 218 196 156 128
Westminster 225 201 314 315 131
TOTAL per financial year 6675 6777 6872 6899 4961 (-38%)

source CitizensReportUK.org Met Police FOI May 2013 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, Croydon, Lambeth, Enfield and Barnet. The financial year 2012/13 saw very large reductions in overall Serious Youth Violence. Boroughs with the greatest reductions include Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham. Waltham Forest. There have also been reductions in London police numbers in 2012/13; the concern would be that less police may mean reporting of Serious Youth Violence rather than fewer incidences of Serious Youth Violence. However given the consistency in reduction of violent crime indicators including murder (which is reported well) there should be some confidence that there have been real reductions in serious violence rather just an artefact of police recorded incidence.

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 2013

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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