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.