James Brokenshire has welcomed news that crime has fallen to the lowest level in 33 years. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recorded a 13% fall in crime in London since 2010, with criminal damage dropping by 17% nationally and violent crime by a fifth.
Statistics from the National Crime Survey show that overall in England and Wales, Crime has fallen by 22%, reaching its lowest level since the survey first began in 1981.
The ONS have also indicated that the crime level recorded over the last twelve months was 62% less than that which was recorded in 1995, when crime peaked across England and Wales.
Commenting James said:
“It is good news that the hard work of our police force and the improving economic situation are helping both to strengthen our stand against criminality and to make Britain a safer place to live.”
“Locally, I pay tribute to our police officers who continue to keep residents and visitors to Old Bexley and Sidcup safe. It is good to see that efforts to cut red tape for police officers, make sentencing tougher, tackle the root causes of crime and to help to make the police more transparent are paying dividends.”