If you’d rather hang on to your shiny iPhone or your brand-new Mulberry clutch, home insurance provider LV’s latest theft figures suggest there’s a few London train stations you may wish to avoid.
In 2013, London King’s Cross was the most popular station for thieves to strike, with a grand total of 283 thefts reported over the course of the year. Top on the list of reportedly stolen items were, not surprisingly, mobile phones, cash, credit cards and wallets. Unseasoned and unsuspecting travellers were the main targets, more specifically tourists and passengers using the Eurostar connections. Second to King’s Cross was Victoria station with a reported 268 thefts in 2013, and thirdly Oxford Circus Underground station with 255.
As tube lines fare, the passengers on the Piccadilly line reported the most amount of stolen items in 2013, with the Central line coming a close second. See the full list of reported thefts on London’s tube lines below:
It’s not all doom and gloom, however. The total amount of crime on the London Underground has dropped by 15 percent since 2012. Still, you may want to keep your possessions pretty close (or maybe sew up your back pockets) just in case…
By Laura Sagar