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The most dangerous Tube lines revealed

by LLB Editor
31st Mar 16 4:18 pm

The Central line is the most crime-ridden across the London Underground, official figures from British Transport Police (BTP) have shown.

Between January 1, 2014 to December 8, 2015, a total of 3,783 crimes were recorded on the Central Line.

The Piccadilly Line was the second-worst offender with 3,450 crimes recorded over the two-year period.

Waterloo & City was named the safest line with only 21 crimes reported.

A BTP spokesman said: “Many of these stations are very busy hubs with huge numbers of people passing through, so numbers of offences are always likely to be higher than at smaller stations.”

“Larger, busier stations also have a higher police presence, so more offences are likely to be recorded as a result of police-generated activity.

“Some locations will have specific reasons for the apparent high numbers.”

The spokesman said crime across the network for 2014/15 was at its lowest for more than a decade, despite a rise in the number of passenger journeys.

They added: “Everyone has the right to travel on the railway without fear of being a victim of crime, and BTP is completely committed to reducing crime on the railway even further.”

Take a look at the most crime-ridden Tube lines

Central – 3, 783

Piccadilly 3,450

Jubilee 3,221

Northern 3,083

District 2,654

Victoria 2,474

Circle and Hammersmith & City 2,108

Bakerloo 1,587

Metropolitan 1,445

Docklands Light Railway 1,285

Waterloo & City 21


A separate investigation by the Daily Mirror reported the number of sex offences on Tube lines reported between January 1 to December 31, 2015.

Take a look at the numbers:

1. Central – 198 crimes

2. Northern – 124 crimes

3. Jubilee & Stratford Hub – 103 crimes

4. Victoria – 96 crimes

5. Piccadilly – 82 crimes

6. District – 50 crimes

7. Metropolitan – 49 crimes

8. Hammersmith & City & Circle – 48 crimes

9. DLR – 35 crimes

10. Bakerloo – 27 crimes

11. Waterloo & City – 1 crime

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