Areas in the Borough of Bromley that have been targeted by the police in a clampdown on criminal activities have seen levels of crime drop by more than half. Even though crime has fallen over the last two years, the police still want local residents to remain vigilant and continue to report crimes.
Over the course of the last two years, there has been a concerted effort by a number of agencies, including the police, to reduce the number of crimes that occur across Bromley. They have also been working with Bromley Council, HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions, and local housing associations.
The team has been focusing on reducing the levels of crime in specific areas of activity, including drug dealing, littering, graffiti, criminal damage, and fly tipping. In the parts of the Borough that have been targeted, crime has fallen by 58 per cent since the start of the operation.
Help from locals
The Council believes that local knowledge is extremely important when it comes to tackling crime. They want more people to report crimes or suspicious activity to help further reduce levels throughout the area.
As well as gaining more help from residents, they will survey those who live in specific areas that are known for large amounts of anti-social behaviour every six months. This will enable them to gauge opinions and see how successful their operations have been.
Are you aware of the work carried out by police and other agencies to tackle crime in the area? Would you be willing to report suspicious activity to the police?