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Crime levels down more than 20 per cent across Haringey
Burglary, robbery, motor vehicle crime, and violent crime are down by more than 20 per cent compared to this time last year, according to police data.
Levels of crime from April 5 to September 3, 2013, are down 21.9 per cent overall compared to the same period last year.
The drop puts Haringey amongst the capital’s top performers for reducing crime.
This means levels are down across six out of seven key crime types monitored by the Mayor of London under the new police and crime plan for London.
The most significant reductions have been to criminal damage which was down more than 31 per cent and robbery which was down nearly 38.5 per cent.
Theft from a motor vehicle was also down 23 per cent and theft of a motor vehicle was also down nearly 35 per cent.
Burglary has also fallen by 22.5 per cent. However, theft from persons saw a summer spike of 22.5 per cent and remains an important target for Haringey Borough Council and police going forward.
Councillor Richard Watson, the cabinet member for communities, said the results was great news for the whole of Haringey.
She said: “The council and the police have worked really hard to use intelligence to target hotspots and to make people more aware of how they can help keep themselves, their vehicles and homes safe - and this is really paying off.”
Haringey’s Borough Commander, Victor Olisa, said the figures tell a positive story.
Chief Superintendent Olisa said: “I’m proud of the progress that my officers and the whole community safety partnership is making across the borough.
He added: “Special initiatives like the rapid response to robbery are a really effective way of catching criminals but also deterring them too.
“These are deployed as soon as a robbery is reported.
“Fast arrival at the scene means that police can get an immediate and accurate brief from victims that helps identify and detain the perpetrators much faster than previously.”
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