Keeping crime low on our transport system

Millions of people rely on London's transport system – we want to make it as crime-free and safe as possible.

Transport police

London's transport system is a low crime environment. The risk of becoming a victim of crime is at its lowest level since recording began five years ago.

Improving safety

Since being elected, the Mayor has implemented a range of initiatives to improve safety – from introducing over 500 additional patrolling officers to banning alcohol consumption on public transport. These initiatives have delivered results and we are determined to build on them.

Bus-related crime

  • Since 2007 there has been a 30% reduction in the volume of bus-related crime in London
  • During 2010 there were 10,000 fewer offences on the bus network than in 2007
  • Bus-related robbery has fallen 47% in the same period – over 2300 fewer robbery offences

Crime on the tube

  • On the tube, there has been a 20% reduction in the volume of crime since 2007.
  • During 2010 there were 3300 fewer offences on the tube than in 2007.
  • Robbery has fallen by 33% since 2007 – 76 fewer offences.

Read The Right Direction: The Mayor’s strategy to improve transport safety and security in London, 2010–2013 (opens in new window).

You can find out more about how crime on the transport system is being reduced by looking at the Transport for London website: (external website)