Robberies, residential burglaries and violent crimes have all fallen across Snaresbrook and Wanstead, according to figures compiled by Redbridge Council.

At a meeting of the Area One Committee last night, residents were told residential break-ins in the area had fallen by 29 per cent in the 12 months to February.

A total of 86 residential burglaries were reported in Snaresbrook and 112 in Wanstead. 

There were 54 people reportedly robbed in the area, compared to the previous 12 months when 98 people were targeted, according to Metropolitan Police Figures which were distributed by the council, last night.

Reported incidents of violence had fallen by ten per cent, while criminal damage fell by 15 per cent.

However, some crime was said to have risen, with non-residential burglaries up by 45 per cent and car thefts up by 14 per cent.

Councillor Alex Wilson, who represents Wanstead, welcomed the figures, but said there was no room for complacency.

He said: “It is welcome news that we are the lowest area for burglaries in the borough, but we must not forget that we are the smallest.

“What is probably of more relevance is the rate per thousand of the population. I note that that makes us the second worst.

“It is great what you are doing but there is more to be done.”