New figures released by a Redbridge Council analyst show burglaries, violent crimes and robbery are down in Snaresbrook and Wanstead

Redbridge Council say police figures show violent crimes, burglaries and robberies have fallen

Redbridge Council say police figures show violent crimes, burglaries and robberies have fallen

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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.”

 

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10:40am Tue 25 Mar 14

MorrisHickey says...

Lies, damned lies and crime statistics - not to mention massaging the figures.
Lies, damned lies and crime statistics - not to mention massaging the figures. MorrisHickey
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11:06am Tue 25 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

In other news, pigs seen flying.
In other news, pigs seen flying. SillyCnut
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11:21am Tue 25 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Any figures released from the Police cannot be relied upon anymore as they have by their own admission been fiddling the figures for years. Only yesterday, the whistleblower PC Patrick resigned from the Met Police , having gone before the Parliamentary Committee and spilt the beans on the corrupt practices, designed on making the police 'look good' thus enabling Senior Officers to attain further promotion, pension and kudos all round.

Meanwhile the poor public are fed these lies and lulled into a false sense of security, the police hardly ever seen on the streets except occasionally in cafés or in cars, calling local take always and scuttling off with a bag of tucker.

The Leadership of the Police these days are incompetent as they consistently fail to supervise junior ranks which is one of the reason corruption has reared it's ugly head again at levels unseen since the Sir Robert Mark years in the 70's.
Any figures released from the Police cannot be relied upon anymore as they have by their own admission been fiddling the figures for years. Only yesterday, the whistleblower PC Patrick resigned from the Met Police , having gone before the Parliamentary Committee and spilt the beans on the corrupt practices, designed on making the police 'look good' thus enabling Senior Officers to attain further promotion, pension and kudos all round. Meanwhile the poor public are fed these lies and lulled into a false sense of security, the police hardly ever seen on the streets except occasionally in cafés or in cars, calling local take always and scuttling off with a bag of tucker. The Leadership of the Police these days are incompetent as they consistently fail to supervise junior ranks which is one of the reason corruption has reared it's ugly head again at levels unseen since the Sir Robert Mark years in the 70's. Villagecranberry
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