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London’s most dangerous areas: Westminster


According to a report, Westminster has 6,840 reported crimes per square kilometre every year. This means the borough has not only the highest crime rate in London, but in the whole of the UK. Considering the number of commuters and tourists visiting Westminster on a daily basis, it becomes clear that these crime rates are partly down to the sheer concentration of people in the area.


Crime hotspots

It appears that crime hotspots within the borough include:

  • Bryanston & Dorset Square
  • St James’s
  • Hyde Park
  • Marylebone High Street

Crimes include anything from bicycle thefts and muggings to violent physical and sexual assaults; car thefts to burglaries knife and gun-related crimes and murder.


Preventing incidents

Remaining alert, reporting suspicious behaviour and never navigating known hotspots alone at night all help to prevent you falling victim to a crime in Westminster.


Other mishaps

With so many people gathering in and around Westminster at any given time of day or night, the chance of sustaining personal injuries by motoring accidents or slips, trips and falls is naturally also heightened. Again, being alert and taking care when driving or walking in this area will help to prevent accidents in Westminster.


Your rights

Should you be injured in a motoring accident or slip, trip or fall; while in Westminster, you may be eligible to claim for compensation. You can establish your eligibility to claim by discussing the circumstances leading to your injury with a sympathetic Accident Advice Helpline advisor. The freephone number is available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.


About the firm

Accident Advice Helpline has a nationwide legal team specialised in personal injury claims. Our team is backed by years of experience in dealing with compensation claims following car accidents, slips, falls or trips and other accidents.


What to expect

Once it has been confirmed that you qualify for a compensation claim, you will be offered the services (under a conditional fee agreement) of an in-house solicitor with plenty of experience in conducting claims similar to yours. Once assigned to your case, this solicitor will help you through all aspects of your claim from the initial gathering of necessary evidence to the final settling of your claim, which may even be out of court (although varying circumstances mean this cannot be guaranteed).

So give us a call today on 0800 689 5659 to speak to one of our advisors.