Hi, MARIECLAIREHAINES, Portnall Road in the city of Westminster is pretty central in terms of the capital, and as such, it does have a crime rate that is reasonably high when we compare it, both to other areas of London and other parts of the UK as a whole.
By looking at crime stats which you can find by using www.police.co.uk and searching for your postcode, it can be discovered that in the year to the end of June 2012, the crime rate in the city of Westminster was higher than the national average across the entirety of the UK. However, while this is true, the actual number of crimes being carried out has remained broadly stable and has not been worsening.
In terms of similar areas within the city as well, the crime rate in Westminster and Portnall Road is reasonably high, with regions such as Islington, Camden and Knightsbridge all proving to have fewer instances of crime than the area you are looking at.
Web reference: http://www.police.uk
Answered on Dec 28 2012,