Reported vandalism incidents (p) - Table 5.23
 
Number of incidents of reported vandalism by type of incident on mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL)
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year) 2001-02 to 2016-17
 
Overview
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17*
Mainline
Arson
:
490
549
350
224
251
126
94
105
108
102
76
65
45
73
51
Missiles thrown or fired
:
4,600
4,234
3,744
3,363
3,379
2,975
2,615
1,903
1,594
1,428
1,034
860
880
923
806
Obstruction on the line
:
3,793
3,306
2,823
2,772
2,542
2,156
1,712
1,423
1,118
1,208
948
880
843
968
805
Other Vandalism
:
4,076
4,179
3,546
3,889
4,295
4,138
4,120
4,157
4,597
4,290
3,103
2,661
2,137
1,971
1,941
Total
:
12,959
12,268
10,463
10,248
10,467
9,395
8,541
7,588
7,417
7,028
5,161
4,466
3,905
3,935
3,603
LUL
Arson
48
56
36
29
16
24
20
12
5
6
5
2
3
0
2
1
Missiles thrown or fired
229
169
307
410
331
225
183
32
17
13
39
34
15
17
16
17
Obstruction on the line
398
363
416
478
447
506
497
388
422
307
11
6
5
11
10
5
Other Vandalism
1,120
1,064
1,655
1,321
1,187
830
738
689
692
533
523
459
306
318
278
257
Total
1,795
1,652
2,414
2,238
1,981
1,585
1,438
1,121
1,136
859
578
501
329
346
306
280
Source(s):
Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) for mainline and London Underground Limited (LUL).
Symbols:
(:)           Data not available
(r)          Data revised
(p)          Data are provisional
 
Notes:
(*) Mainline data for 2016-17 only includes data up to and including 4th March 2017. Therefore comparisons should not be made with previous full year data.
 
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Other datasets:
1.       RSSB publish data on incidents on the mainline railway. To view or download their Annual Safety Performance Report: https://www.rssb.co.uk/risk-analysis-and-safety-reporting/safety-performance-reports
 
2.       ORR publish an annual Health & Safety Report covering all rail networks. To view or download the latest report: http://orr.gov.uk/rail/health-and-safety/annual-health-and-safety-report
 
3.       The European Railway Agency publish data comparing safety performance across Europe. To access their data: http://www.era.europa.eu/Core-Activities/Safety/Safety-Performance/Pages/Common-Safety-Indicators.aspx