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People in Bromley encouraged to continue reporting crime after 58 per cent drop in offences

PUBLISHED: 12:32 27 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:32 27 May 2015

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Crime drops by more than half in areas targeted by police

Renewed efforts are being made to encourage people in Bromley to report crime.

The police, Bromley Council, housing associations, the Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs have been working together for the past two years to tackle crimes such as drug dealing, criminal damage, littering, fly tipping and graffiti. Crime in the areas targeted has dropped by 58 per cent in that time.

A Bromley council spokesman said: “Local knowledge is paramount in helping to stop crime.

“We are calling for people to report the things that trouble them. There will also be a six-monthly survey of people living in antisocial behaviour hotspots to get their opinions on the area and the success of the operations.”

Police and housing officers will also be delivering leaflets with numbers for reporting crime.

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