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Waltham Forest saw less crime on average but certain wards experienced far more
Crime in Waltham Forest fell during the Olympics, but some wards saw significant increases, it has been revealed.
Figures presented to the council’s Community Safety Scrutiny Committee this month show that recorded crime in the borough fell 2.3 per cent between July and September last year when compared with the same period in 2011.
Though recorded crimes on the whole fell, individual areas fared differently despite a highly increased police presence.
Leytonstone experienced a 13.5 drop in recorded crime but crime in Leyton rose by 11.8 per cent.
Ward to ward figures are similarly divergent.
Cann Hall saw a 7.5 per cent drop, but Cathall saw a 10 per cent increase.
Lea Bridge dropped by 13 per cent and High Street by 3.8 but Chingford Green crime rose by 15.6 per cent.
In areas where crime increased it was reported that types of crime varied from area to area.
The London-wide drop in crime over the same period was 3.3 per cent.
The information does not offer an explanation for the findings.
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