The latest Bromley Borough Commander’s newsletter has been released, and it gives an overview of crime levels and policing in the area.
This month has seen a reduction in some crimes, including the MOPAC 7 crime types, which are down by 3.4 per cent. Burglaries are down by 18 per cent, and there have been significant declines in thefts from motor vehicles, robberies, and thefts for persons. Motor vehicle thefts have risen by 21.7 per cent, and there has been a 19.8 per cent rise in the number of crimes involving violence with injuries.
Following feedback from residents, there will be some changes to how the Safer Neighbourhoods scheme is delivered from 27th April. New shift patterns designed to increase visibility will be introduced, and there is a strong commitment that the dedicated officers will not be moved to other duties.
Operation Crossway ends
This scheme was implemented within the Cray Valley wards and resulted in 182 arrests for a number of offences, along with the execution of ten drug warrants.
Operation Safeway successes
As part of this initiative, a number of drivers were stopped for using a mobile, not wearing a seatbelt, and having no insurance during a single two-hour operation last month.
Full details regarding how you can contact your Neighbourhood Policing teams can be found here.
We are interested in hearing your experiences of crime in the Bromley area. Have you been the victim of a crime recently? How do you feel the local policing teams are doing?