Violent crime

In 2020, BIT published the first ever London-wide assessment of violent crime. Commissioned by the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), the report looks at trends over time, incorporating the thought leadership of leading academics and the voices of communities in London.

As well as capturing large-scale patterns of behaviour, the report sets out how the VRU and its partners can respond to drivers of violence. It also presents a framework to help develop solutions to reduce violence in the long term based on BIT’s approach and what works in practice.

The report combines existing research and future insights with the goal of enabling the VRU to make commissioning decisions based on a good understanding of what we do and do not know.

Burglaries per 100 households over the past eight years: Lower Super Output Area, Greater London


Monthly knife crimes in London between 2011 and 2019