Lewisham’s level of crime overall is below the London average, but while crimes involving property are in line with the lower rates crimes against people, like assault and sexual offences, are above average.
Over the 12 months to March 2015 data from the Metropolitan Police shows that there were 22,000 crimes committed, giving the borough a rate of 75 crimes per 1000 residents. The rate for London is 81.
Rape and possession of an offensive weapon were higher than the city-wide rate. The picture on drug offences is mixed with 1,093 cases of possession (17% above average) and 128 cases of trafficking (14% below).
3 murders were committed in Lewisham in the 12 months.