LSE being an educational institution encourages an open environment. LSE comprises of 30 large buildings & potentially 11,000 inhabitants working here in the heart of a great city - our crime rate is nothing to be complacent about - but it is not exceptionally high either and certainly not frightening - violence is unusual. The Security, Reception and Porters teams are there to help you.
Crime Statistics help us to combat crime and ensure that our actions are directed by hard facts as opposed to rumours. Rumours can be destructive and un-justifiably raise fear. To aid understanding we publish below the quarterly crime statistics for 2013 and those to date in 2014 - compared to the same periods in previous years - together with reported crime statistics from 2008 – 2013 inclusive, which give some depth to consideration of these issues:
For more information on crime statistics in London please see Met Police crime mapping.