Official figures from British Transport Police show that when crime figures are weighted against the number of passengers travelling on each line, the most thefts per person are carried out on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, followed by the Central line and Jubilee line.
The annual crime figures show that crime on TfL's system fell 11% overall in 2013 compared to the year before.
- Bakerloo: 382 thefts (2012: 453)
- Central: 945 thefts (2012: 1,185)
- Circle & Hammersmith: 554 thefts (2012: 822)
- District: 488 thefts (2012: 644)
- DLR: 169 thefts (2012: 157)
- Jubilee: 638 thefts (2012: 745)
- Metropolitan: 202 thefts (2012: 200)
- Northern: 856 thefts (2012: 982)
- Piccadilly: 971 thefts (2012: 1,317)
- Victoria: 668 thefts (2012: 747)
- Waterloo & City: 5 thefts (2012: 9)
The figures also reveal also reveal which stations thieves are most likely to target with tourist hotspots coming top of the list.
Most thefts last year were recorded at Kings Cross St Pancras (283), with thousands of people using the station every day for journeys to Europe on the Eurostar and to Kent on the High Speed 1.
Thieves tend to target cash and small high value items that are easy to sell on. Of all the items reported stolen: mobile phones top the list followed by cash, credit cards and wallets. Bag theft is also very common with 568 bags reported stolen last year, as well as laptops (277) and watches (125).
- Mobile phones top the list followed by cash, credit cards and wallets
- Bag theft is also very common with 568 bags reported stolen last year
- 277 laptops were stolen
- 125 watches were also taken
More unusual items reported stolen include games consoles (19), prams and wheelchairs (5), toys (5) plants (2) and one unlucky traveller even had a pet taken.