Night Tube Safety

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6248
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please can you disclose how many total offences have been recorded on the night tube each year since it opened on 19th August 2016, including from 19th August 2018 to date.

Answers

Answer for Night Tube Safety
Night Tube Safety

Night Tube Safety

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see the below table for the numbers of total offences on the Night Tube by calendar year between 19 August 2016 and 10 March 2019.

Calendar year

2016 *from 19/08/16

2017

2018

2019 *to 10/03/19

Total recorded

offences

138

689

964

176

Tackling crime is a priority for Transport for London (TfL) and its policing partners – British Transport Police (BTP), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the City of London Police (CoLP) – are all working together to stamp out all forms of crime on the network.

Crime on the Night Tube remains proportionally low as demand continues to rise, from 7.8 million customers in 2016/17, to 8.7 million customers in Night Tube’s second year of operation. Night Tube continues to be a relatively safe and low crime environment, with very few customers ever experiencing or witnessing crime.

All stations that are open through the night are staffed at all times. TfL has also invested in additional BTP officers, dedicated to policing the Night Tube. These officers are providing a high visibility police presence and keep customers and staff safe.

TfL continues to work with the BTP, CoLP and the MPS on Project Guardian, a partnership initiative to increase the confidence in reporting sexual offences which occur on the London’s transport network, challenge unwelcome sexual behaviour and target offenders. The BTP and MPS are also working in partnership to tackle theft committed by organised crime groups. Specific police operations involve undertaking targeted patrols on sections of the LU network to identify known suspects and disrupt their activity.