Since 2008 the Greater London Authority have been collecting, collating and making available a range of crime and public safety data from different organisations securely to London’s community safety professionals, through the SafeStats project. Where possible, data that is suitable for public disclosure is also placed publicly on the London Datastore.
These data are important to both the public and professionals working in this area, to enable a better understanding of not just reported crime in London, but also the large volume of incidents and offences that go unreported.
**Starting in March 2018, the SafeStats project is undergoing a significant redevelopment - please visit the redevelopment page for the latest updates**
SafeStats holds over 15 million records, updated monthly, from the Metropolitan Police Service, London Ambulance Service, Transport for London, London Fire Brigade, British Transport Police, and Hospital Emergency Departments. Click on any of the headings below to learn more.
Users range from those working in the organisations that supply data above, through to the various areas of safety and health within Local Authorities. Common examples of how the are used include strategic assessments, project evaluation, tactical planning, licensing decisions, and problem-solving. An example commonly seen is the multi-agency approach to knife-crime, utilising the London Ambulance Service and A&E Emergency Department data to supplement that of the Metropolitan Police Service to better understand potential areas of youth violence underreporting.
For those authorised for secure access, the individual datasets can be interrogated in their rawest format through our simple download tool, SafeStats Query. For those wishing to view the public versions of the data, visit the London Datastore pages here.
The SafeStats project also acts as a way of bringing together the community of professional users, enabling networking and sharing opportunities through the SafeStats Forum.
For access, please visit the Contact & Access page.