Latest figures show that there were 3,296 reported total notifiable offences linked to the disorder that occurred across London between 6 and 9 August.
Of these, the most common offences were: burglary in other buildings (1101), criminal damage to a motor vehicle (399) and theft of personal property (310). There were 162 reports of arson.
In response to the disorder a major investigation team was launched by the Metropolitan Police Service, codenamed Operation Withern.
Operation Withern is an MPS-wide effort led by officers from the Specialist Crime Directorate working together with detectives, uniformed officers and police staff from across the MPS. While SCD will retain responsibility for some major incidents seen during the disorder, local borough police will be focussing on pursuing those responsible for the disorder seen in their area.
Commander Simon Foy said: “We continue to work closely with London’s communities and are extremely grateful for their invaluable assistance. With your help we have brought a significant number of people to justice.
“But the scale of the task the Met’s officers face is not to be underestimated. Twenty two of London’s 32 boroughs were affected by the disorder and there are many more people who must answer for their actions.
“I urge anyone who has any information about the violence and disorder that occurred across London to contact the Operation Withern Major Investigation Team on 020 8345 4142. Alternatively anyone can report crime and provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
We estimate that we currently have around 20,000 hours of CCTV footage to view, although this is likely to increase as we gather further material from CCTV, the public and other sources.
Forensic and crime scene examiners have been working on more than 1,100 crime scenes and more than 300 forensic submissions have already been made to labs.
The MPS is working closely with the CPS to ensure that cases are processed quickly. A large number of people have appeared in court and while some have already been convicted and received prison sentences many cases have been remanded to Crown Court.
To date 1838 people have been arrested in connection with the disorder including 396 juveniles.
Of that number 1049 people have been charged in connection with the disorder which includes 218 juveniles.
Break down of crime figures:
These can be broken down as follows:
Assault with Injury 80
Burglary in a Dwelling 48
Burglary in Other Buildings 1101
Robbery of Business Property 102
Common Assault 32
Criminal Damage To a Dwelling 70
Criminal Damage To M/V 399
Criminal Damage To Other Bldg 280
Drug Trafficking 4
Going Equipped 8
Handling Stolen Goods 95
M/V Interference & Tampering 4
Offensive Weapon 39
Other Criminal Damage 90
Other Fraud & Forgery 1
Other Notifiable 110
Other Theft 45
Other Violence 49
Robbery of Personal Property 310
Picking Pockets, etc 3
Possession Of Drugs 58
Serious Wounding 48
Theft From M/V 42
Theft From Shops 17
Theft/Taking of M/V 10
Theft/Taking of Pedal Cycles 8
Grand Total 3296