Disorder: Crime Figures

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:

Arson 162

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

Harassment 43

M/V Interference & Tampering 4

Murder 2

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

Snatches 36

Theft From M/V 42

Theft From Shops 17

Theft/Taking of M/V 10

Theft/Taking of Pedal Cycles 8

Grand Total 3296

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