Remember to keep your possessions safe by being careful with valuable possessions. See our tips under personal safety below.
Even in a city as busy and crowded as London, incidents of mugging and pickpocketing are still quite low. Knowing how and where criminals who commit these crimes operate will help you avoid falling victim to them.
Protect your home
We understand that burglary can be financially costly and emotionally devastating to victims. However, by taking just a few simple measures you can dramatically reduce the chances of it happening to you. From marking personal property to locking up gardens sheds, all reduce the opportunities for theft.
Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. If at all possible, leave nothing on view.
From business to Pubwatch to Neighbourhood Watch, we all have a role to play in ensuring our community remains safe.
Travel safety and security advice
The Safer Transport Command has provided advice for staying safe when using London's Transport network, or if cycling around the City.
The Fraud alert team has provided this information as a resource to assist in combating fraud and other economic crime, and to prevent you becoming a victim of crime.
Protecting your mobile phone
The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit website has been set up to inform you of crime trends, what the unit is doing to counter them and how you can help to protect yourself being a victim of phone crime.
This information is intended to help and advise small retailers on how to reduce the risk of robbery at their premises and, where robberies do occur, to minimise the impact on staff and customers.
In Britain the responsibility for enforcement of the laws protecting our wildlife rests with the police service. However, many different offences are committed against wildlife in this country every year, and this is what we mean by wildlife crime.