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There were 126 recorded crimes in King's Cross ward last month (fewer than this month last year) and 55 anti‑social behaviour incidents.

Crime in King's Cross ward

Police in this neighbourhood recorded 126 crimes in May 2013, or about 11 for every 1,000 residents – 24% more than the previous month. This was fewer than the average for this neighbourhood over the past 12 months. There were also 55 recorded incidents of anti-social behaviour, or 4.6 for every 1,000 residents – fewer than the average for the past 12 months.

    What crimes happen in King's Cross ward?

    The most common type of crime in this neighbourhood last month was other theft offences, which made up 44% of all recorded crime. The next most common types of crime were violent crime and burglary.

    The other theft offences category is very broad. It includes many types of theft, such as snatches of mobile phones on the street, pickpocketing, bike thefts, thefts from cash machines, thefts from parking meters and diversion of electricity. It does not include burglaries, robberies, shoplifting offences or thefts of or from vehicles because these are included in other categories.

    Anti-social behaviour

    55 incidents in May

    • 1.8% fewer than in the previous month
    • higher than other neighbourhoods in Camden
    • higher than all neighbourhoods in London
    • decreased slightly over the past 12 months

    find out more about anti-social behaviour in King's Cross ward

    Burglaries

    16 offences in May

    • 12 more than in the previous month
    • higher than other neighbourhoods in Camden
    • higher than similar London neighbourhoods
    • increased slightly over the past 12 months

    find out more about burglary in King's Cross ward

    Criminal damage

    7 offences in May

    • 4 more than in the previous month
    • lower than surrounding neighbourhoods
    • similar to other neighbourhoods in Camden
    • increased slightly over the past 12 months

    find out more about criminal damage in King's Cross ward

    Robberies

    7 offences in May

    • same number as the previous month
    • higher than surrounding neighbourhoods
    • higher than other neighbourhoods in Camden
    • decreased slightly over the past 12 months

    find out more about robbery in King's Cross ward

    Vehicle crimes

    9 offences in May

    • 4 more than in the previous month
    • higher than surrounding neighbourhoods
    • higher than other neighbourhoods in Camden
    • decreased slightly over the past 12 months

    find out more about vehicle crime in King's Cross ward

    Violent crimes

    18 offences in May

    • 6 more than in the previous month
    • lower than surrounding neighbourhoods
    • similar to other neighbourhoods in Camden
    • decreased slightly over the past 12 months

    find out more about violent crime in King's Cross ward

    Should I worry about crime in this neighbourhood?

    Many people worry about becoming a victim of crime. It's important to remember that most crimes are minor – less-serious are usually much more common than more-serious ones.

    Since 1995, the number of crimes in England and Wales has almost halved1. However, if you are worried about crime in this area, there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself.

    Six ways to help keep this neighbourhood safe

    1. Find out how to protect yourself against crime.
    2. Get in touch with the police safer neighbourhoods team responsible for policing this neighbourhood by email or by calling 07920 233769.
    3. Report local problems like graffiti, fly tipping or broken street-lights.
    4. Pass information anonymously to the police via Crimestoppers.
    5. Join your local neighbourhood watch group.
    6. Ask your local MP, London Assembly member or borough councillor what they are doing to fight crime.

    Wait!

    The information on this page is based on official police records of crime, which is the best available information for estimating local crime trends. However, the figures on this page might not be a complete picture of crime in this neighbourhood because:

    The crime rates on this page are calculated based on the number of people living in the neighbourhood. In general, crime rates are a good way to compare neighbourhoods, but they are not completely accurate because there is no way to know exactly how many are in each neighbourhood.

    In particular, the number of people in King's Cross ward may have been underestimated because the neighbourhood:

    This means that the local rate of crime may have been overestimated in comparison to other neighbourhoods. Be careful if you are comparing this neighbourhood with others.

    1 figures from the Crime Survey of England and Wales.