Violent and domestic crimes on the rise in Bromley according to new figures

PUBLISHED: 14:25 20 April 2016 | UPDATED: 14:25 20 April 2016

An aerial shot of Bromley High Street

An aerial shot of Bromley High Street


The figures have been released by Met Police

Bromley saw more crime in the last 12 months than it did the year before, according to new police figures.

Met Police statistics show that, over the past 12 months, Bromley has witnessed more reported homophobic and Islamophobic attacks.

But a spokesperson from the Bromley division of the Met said officers had met their targets for what they called “key crimes”.

A spokesperson said: “Bromley police have worked with partners and communities over the last four to reduce key crimes such as burglary, robbery, theft from motor vehicle, criminal damage and theft from the person, in line with the 20 per cent reduction target the MPS was set.

“It is worth noting there are more than 2000 fewer victims of crime in Bromley than in the baseline year of 2011/2012, with burglary, for example being dropping by 25 per cent”

The total number of burglaries for the past 12 months was 2,558.

Since March 2015, London’s largest borough saw just under 2,500 reports of domestic crime, and more than 6,000 reports of violence.

The Met conceded there were still challenges ahead.

“There have been, and will continue to be, some challenges for us in certain crime types and at particular times.

“We have worked with Bromley Council, the Street Past and other stakeholders in Beckenham to combat alcohol-related crime, including assaults, and we have had an impact with this.”

“We are also doing the same in Bromley Town centre which has had a similar increase in offences. I am confident that we will continue to reduce crime and keep Bromley one of the safest boroughs in London.”

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