The April issue of the Bromley Borough Commander’s Newsletter has been released, and it provides local residents with an overview of crime levels and police activities in the area.
Crime drops overall
There has been a small decrease of 1.5 per cent in the levels of MOPAC 7 crimes taking place this month. However, some areas are continuing to note a rise. These are mainly motor vehicle thefts, criminal damage, and offences involving violence with injury. In order to counteract this, the police have stepped up patrols in target areas and are using their off-road motorcycles in an attempt to catch some of those responsible. Burglary levels are still decreasing, but police have reminded residents that it is important to keep an eye on their property, particularly at this time of the year, and ensure that garages and sheds are secure.
Body-worn video success
Officers from Bromley were involved in securing the very first conviction solely based on evidence gained from a body-worn video last month. The case involved incidences of domestic violence wherein the victims did not want to help with the prosecution. The defendant was eventually found guilty and given a six-month sentence.
Further details on how you can contact the Bromley police for non-emergency issues can be found in the newsletter, and you can also find contact details for the various Safer Neighbourhood Teams across the borough.
Have you had cause to contact the police in the past month? How do you feel they dealt with your situation? What do you think of crime levels in general in Bromley?