West End Crime Crack-Down

The Metropolitan Police are launching a new initiative to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the West End.

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West End crime statistics

As police launch a new crack-down on crime, London Tonight has gathered statistics on assaults, thefts, robberies and sex offences in central London.

Over the last year, the West End (including areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, Chinatown and Leicester Square) has seen:

  • 2,352 assaults

  • 95 robberies

  • 6,201 thefts from a person

  • 204 sexual offences

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