Burglary, robbery and vehicle crimes down, according to council

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Most crimes down except for violence causing injury and domestic violence, authority says. Most crimes down except for violence causing injury and domestic violence, authority says.

Reported burglary, robbery and vehicle crimes are down over the last year in Redbridge, according to the council.

The authority this week published preliminary police figures reporting some crime rates from the period April 2013 to March 2014.

Reported violence causing injury has risen by 10 per cent, however, and domestic violence has increased by 24.5 per cent.

Total burglary offences are down 13.6 per cent with residential burglary down 15.3 per cent, the council says.

Reported robbery reduced by 12.8 per cent, personal robbery is down by 12 per cent and theft from person offences dropped by almost 25 per cent.

Theft from motor vehicles is down by nearly 18 per cent while theft of motor vehicles is down be 22.3 per cent.

Criminal damage is down 6.7 per cent.

Official Metropolitan Police Service figures from February 2013 to February 2014 reflect a similar trend, indicating that all crime across the borough dropped by 16 per cent.

The final figures are expected to be published later this month and the authority warns that the figures may change by then.

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5:28pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Nobody can trust these figures, the police have admitted they fiddle the statistics and the council are incompetent.

People experience what they see and suffer and hear from friends and make up their own mind.
Nobody can trust these figures, the police have admitted they fiddle the statistics and the council are incompetent. People experience what they see and suffer and hear from friends and make up their own mind. Villagecranberry
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8:41am Sat 12 Apr 14

MorrisHickey says...

Lies, damned lies, and crime statistics.
Lies, damned lies, and crime statistics. MorrisHickey
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