Police and fire

Crime data and analysis: SafeStats

We collect large amounts of data about crime and community safety in London. We then make this data, and our analysis, available to subscribers for free. This data covers policing, transport, ambulances, fire brigades and more. Find out more about what we do, who we are and how you can access this data.

What is SafeStats?

SafeStats is a group of products and services providing data and analysis about crime and community safety in London.

We want to make sure that professionals working in this area have access to accurate and up-to-date data from lots of different agencies to improve their analysis. As large numbers of crimes go unreported, we offer the most comprehensive and current picture of crime and disorder in London today.

We hold datasets for each of the following agencies:

  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • British Transport Police
  • London Ambulance Service
  • Transport for London
  • London Fire Brigade

Find out more about these sets of data.

Over 900 people are already subscribed to receive our data, from a variety of organisations and backgrounds. Being a part of this group also provides networking and analysis-sharing opportunities. 

Our data is updated monthly and accessible in our data-query tool, SafeStats Data

What is Safestats?

The SafeStats team

SafeStats was made into one team in 2013. Before that it had existed in different locations and under different names (LASS, LCIS, IES) since 2002. 

Our team is made up of Rich Fairchild and Sophie Deakin – two Senior Strategic Crime Analysts at City Hall. They make up the Greater London Authority’s Strategic Crime Analysis (SCAn) function.

Rich has been with SCAn since 2010, after 6 years with Surrey Police working in Homicide Investigation and Borough Intelligence. He focuses on data architecture, pipelines and data visualisation (dashboards, hotspot analysis, predictive mapping).

Sophie is responsible for the analysis of the data held by SafeStats as well as collaborative working with the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). She joined the GLA following over 10 years as a crime analyst in the Metropolitan Police Service. 

We regularly use our data to advise City Hall and its relevant bodies on policies and priorities.


Contact Us

For access to any of our products, please email [email protected] (stating which product you're requesting access to in the subject line).

For general enquiries, you can contact us by:

  • email: [email protected]
  • telephone: 020 7983 6561 or 020 7983 4723
  • twitter: @safestats
  • post: Safestats, Intelligence Unit, Greater London Authority, City Hall, Queens Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Praise for SafeStats

‘SafeStats is the only pan-London resource and knowledge sharing forum for crime analysts, regardless of the organisation they work for’, Metropolitan Police Analyst

‘the [SafeStats] service is invaluable and very relevant to us, especially in these austere times, when information sharing and cross partner work is vital’, Partnership Analyst, London Borough

‘We believe that SafeStats Data probably delivers concrete savings across London Community Safety Partnerships and allows analysts to focus on their primary role – analysis – rather than data gathering, cleaning and formatting’, Strategic Assessment Lead, London Borough

‘The updates seem to just get better and better’, Partnership Crime Analyst, London Borough