Crime rates in Bromley drop below London average

PUBLISHED: 12:38 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:38 24 April 2013

Borough Commander Steph Roberts

Borough Commander Steph Roberts


Crime in Bromley has fallen beneath the London average, according to annual figures released last week.

Stats show a substantial decrease in the number of homophobic hate crimes and gun crimes, which both fell by 20 per cent during the past 12 months.

The number of robberies and burglaries dropped by more than 100, with crime in the borough falling by 7.6 per cent in total - surpassing the Met Police average of 5.5 percent.

Borough commander, Steph Roberts, says she is “proud” of the effort in reducing crime in Bromley, but that maintaining that performance will be a challenge.

She said: “These are very significant numbers that have been achieved against a backdrop of substantial pan-London operational challenges throughout the year, such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“However, we are no complacent and the challenge now is to maintain that performance and to increase the confidence that residents have in our ability to make sure Bromley remainse one of the safest boroughs in London.”

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