Interactive Table of London Murders 2006 to 2014 - Source Met Police FOI and CitizensReport
Using the drop down menus on the right select for victim age, or year, or borough of murder

London Murder locations for 2011 and 2013 are mapped on: Murders in the UK - 2011 to 2014

(raw data)

There have been good reductions (around 20% reduction) in the number of London murders in 2012, with under a 100 murders in 2012 compared to about 120 murders in 2011. London is the safest it has been for over 3 decades, this is despite London's population growing bigger and more diverse over the last 30 years.
London's population is 8,174,100 (census 2011) giving a London murder rate of 12.1 per million population in 2012.

These reductions in murder have occurred during a time of reducing police officer numbers and local authority cuts. While the tendency is to praise policing and criminal justice service for crime reductions, and blame everyone else for crime increases. The evidence suggests it is Londoners and not any particular statutory service that has made London safer.

Table of London Murders per London Borough - 2006 to 2013, and Borough Rank on Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010
BOROUGH 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 TOTAL Deprivation
Rank 2010
(low numbers are most deprived)
Barking and Dagenham 8 5 1 3 3 1 0 21 22
Barnet 4 3 4 1 8 4 1 24 176
Bexley 3 1 5 4 0 4 1 17 174
Brent 6 2 9 6 6 5 5 34 35
Bromley 3 7 2 4 0 3 2 19 203
Camden 11 4 2 2 2 3 6 24 74
Croydon 7 8 6 6 6 6 5 39 107
Ealing 8 7 5 3 6 6 5 35 80
Enfield 4 6 9 3 3 6 2 31 64
Greenwich 4 8 6 7 4 6 4 34 28
Hackney 11 8 8 8 6 2 5 43 2
Hammersmith and Fulham 2 6 1 2 3 3 5 17 55
Haringey 4 7 4 9 5 8 5 37 13
Harrow 2 0 1 4 5 0 0 12 194
Havering 6 4 1 1 1 1 1 14 177
Hillingdon 8 4 3 2 2 2 0 21 138
Hounslow 5 3 3 2 2 0 2 15 118
Islington 6 4 9 3 6 4 4 32 14
Kensington and Chelsea 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 103
Kingston upon Thames 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 5 255
Lambeth 14 23 14 8 8 12 3 79 29
Lewisham 5 4 5 7 9 7 6 37 31
Merton 7 0 5 1 0 1 1 14 208
Newham 14 13 5 8 14 3 3 57 3
Redbridge 0 5 4 1 2 3 4 15 134
Richmond upon Thames 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 285
Southwark 5 11 13 8 6 8 6 52 41
Sutton 2 2 3 3 3 1 2 14 196
Tower Hamlets 1 3 7 8 6 9 3 34 7
Waltham Forest 5 4 8 5 5 5 5 32 15
Wandsworth 8 4 5 6 1 4 5 28 121
Westminster 4 6 7 4 2 1 4 24 87
TOTAL 172 163 155 130 124 120 98
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table data includes manslaughter cases



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