|Improving Crime Figures Welcomed|
Report shows a 7.5% reduction over the last year
A recently published report is showing that the incidence of many types of crime in the Chiswick area is continuing to fall.
The annual report to the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) for the Borough of Hounslow show that in the seven key areas currently being targeted there was a 7.5% fall in the Chiswick and Brentford area in the year to March 2015.
This fall represents 200 fewer of these types of crime taking place during the year. The seven key areas include: Burglary, Violence with Injury, Theft from Motor Vehicle, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Robbery, Criminal damage and Theft from a person.
At a recent meeting of the Chiswick Area Forum, the local police put the success down to “clamping down” on burglaries, robberies and theft. The report shows a drop of 7.5% in thefts from motor vehicles, an 8.9% drop in burglaries and a 15.9% fall in robberies between 2013/14 and 2014/15. Personal theft also has gone down by 16%. On the debit side there was a 12.7% increase in thefts of motor vehicles and violence with injury increased by 8.7% in the local area.
In a survey of residents of the Chiswick area, the results of which were published in the report, local police had a 66% approval rating.
Vice Chair of the Chiswick Area Forum and Local Councillor Gerald McGregor welcomed the figures saying, “As always the Police look after Chiswick and their residents with the utmost care and professionalism. I congratulate them on these latest figures and especially, residents, for reporting crimes which help the Police in the long run. However, we continue to be vigilant and the latest announcement of Chiswick having a Sergeant supported by seven Constables is unique. It will ensure that local residents feel safe and not have to put up with crime in this area”.
August 19, 2015