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Met Police reports drop in crime across Bromley borough

PUBLISHED: 10:51 24 April 2014 | UPDATED: 11:01 24 April 2014

Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford Photo credit: Met Police

Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford Photo credit: Met Police

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Across Bromley borough 827 fewer crimes committed during the last 12 months, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Figures recorded show a 4.1 per cent reduction in offences compared with the previous financial year. A total of 19,421 crimes were recorded.

Regular high visibility “Big Wing” operations, according to the Met, have contributed to the drop.

There were 228 fewer burglaries across the borough last year - a decrease of 6.9 per cent - too.

The Met has used “innovative techniques” to tackle burglary, including predictive crime mapping, the use of traceable liquids, improved forensic strategies and the use of cross-borough teams to catch offenders.

Operation Bumblebee, in a three month period leading up to Christmas, led across the Metropolitan Police Service by Chief Superintendent Chris Hafford, saw that the seasonal increase in burglary was mitigated and more offenders were brought to justice.

Ch Supt Hafford said: “The latest crime figures for Bromley reflect the figures across the MPS as a whole.

“Overall crime in Bromley has fallen by 4.1% - that’s 827 fewer crimes, and more importantly fewer victims of crime in the borough and we have seen decreases in burglary, robbery, vehicle crime, knife crime and gun crime.”

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