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Police statistics for the Metropolitan district

The following table shows the detected crimes committed in the London Metropolitan District (in percentages) in 1825 and 1835: that is, before and after the establishment of the Metropolitan Police Force.

1825

1835

Felonies

45.14

48.83

Common assault

18.13

13.82

Larceny

8.08

10.19

Unlawful possession

2.04

4.00

Issuing or possessing base coins

2.69

3.69

Soldiers, tried by court marital

2.51

2.62

Fraud

3.41

2.39

Assaults on police constables

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1.94

Assaults on women and children

2.00

1.16

Misdemeanour in workhouse

0.50

0.93

Begging or sleeping in the open air

0.50

0.77

Unlawful collection of dust

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0.61

Wilful damage

0.51

0.61

Drunk and disorderly

0.56

0.55

Conspiracy to defraud

0.41

0.55

Cutting or maiming

0.36

0.47

Illegally pawning

0.24

0.38

Excise offences

0.46

0.30

Indecent exposure of the person

0.46

0.30

Dog stealing

0.12

0.24

Furious driving and insolence to passengers

0.15

0.15

Leaving families chargeable to parish

0.15

0.15

Abduction

0.08

0.08

Unnatural assaults

0.08

0.08

Bastardy

0.08

0.08

Cruelty to animals

1.46

0.08

Keeping brothels

0.02

0.08

Stealing fruit, plants or trees etc

1.00

0.07

Trespassing, fishing, poaching game etc.

1.00

0.06

Obtaining money by false pretences

0.05

0.05

Total number of crimes committed

317,214

201,416

Total population of London

1,416,407

1,803,214


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