As a big city, it’s no surprise that there is crime on London’s streets, but there are some places where you’re more likely to be targeted than others.
The worst National Rail stations for crime in London have recently been revealed, with London Victoria identified as the most dangerous of the 22 Zone 1 stations in the UK’s capital.
The Evening Standard reported that this station accounted for 18 per cent of the crimes recorded across the city’s railway stations. The most common crime reported was people having property stolen, although there were also more than 700 incidents involving violence here between 2013 and 2017.
In total, 3,691 offences were recorded at London Victoria in this time period. Next on the list was St Pancras, with 3,601 crimes. Completing the top five were Waterloo, Euston and Liverpool Street.
At the other end of the scale, Moorgate was highlighted for being the station with the lowest level of crime, recording just four offences between 2013 and 2017.
Chief Supt Martin Fry from British Transport Police, told the newspaper that although London Victoria has the highest crime rate of any of the Zone 1 stations, being a victim of crime here is “incredibly rare”.
“London Victoria is one of the UK’s busiest train stations with more than 80 million passengers using the station each year,” he added.
Away from London’s train stations, the city has been receiving bad press for the level of knife-related violence in recent months. There have been a spate of stabbings in the capital, with Sputnik News highlighting a study published in the British Medical Journal that suggested knife crime should be seen as a public health issue.
If you’re travelling to London and want to feel safer while you’re out and about, hire a bodyguard in London for the duration of your stay.
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