figures show increase in local crime
break-in spree masks underlying improvement
Despite an overall
reduction in crime across London boroughs, Hounslow has reported
a rise for the second consecutive quarter (July to September 2002).
Chiswick, incidents of reported crime rose by 7.8%, with the greatest
number occurring in the Homefields ward (mainly East Chiswick).
Vehicle crime rose sharply with Chiswick Riverside ward up by 63%.
It was acknowledged that this rise was, in part, linked with the
spate of VW break-ins in September last
year (see related thread on forum for information). This increase
bestowed Chiswick the highest level of reported vehicle crime in
all bad news as incidents of burglary fell by a significant 17.2%
and street crime was also down by a noteworthy 6%. However Homefields
ward has highest incidence of burglary per household in the borough.
also recorded the lowest borough figures for racially motivated
crime, domestic violence and homophobic incidents.
January 23, 2003
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