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King's Cross ward had 18 violent crimes in May 2013. This was fewer than in surrounding neighbourhoods and lower than this time last year.

Violent crimes in King's Cross ward

There were 18 violent crimes recorded by the police in this neighbourhood in May 2013, or 1.5 for every 1,000 people living in the neighbourhood – 50% more crimes than in the previous month. This is fewer than in the same month last year but about the same as the average for this neighbourhood over the past 12 months.

    Where do violent crimes happen in King's Cross ward?

    To protect the privacy of victims of crime, the Home Office does not release information about exactly where crimes happen. However, it does release enough information that we can determine approximate hotspots for different types of crime.

    Hotspots are areas where there were significantly more crimes than would be expected if crimes happened at the same rate everywhere in London. This map shows the hotspots for violent crimes in King's Cross ward in May.

    How does King's Cross ward compare to other neighbourhoods?

    King's Cross ward had a lower rate of violent crimes than surrounding neighbourhoods last month and over the past 12 months. It had about the same rate as the average for neighbourhoods in Camden last month and over the past 12 months.

    The Office for National Statistics describes King's Cross ward as an ‘inner-city multicultural’ neighbourhood. King's Cross ward had fewer violent crimes last month than the average for the 174 London neighbourhoods in this category, but about the same rate of violent crimes as the average for those neighbourhoods over the past 12 months.

    Should I worry about violent crimes in this neighbourhood?

    Many people worry about becoming a victim of crime. It's important to remember that:

    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 from violent crimes.
    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.


    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 violent crimes 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 people 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 violent crimes 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.