|Croydon Conservatives - Article From our Database|
|01 May 2014|
|Crime down nearly 10% in Croydon|
New statistics show Croydon has become a safer place over the past year, with 3,000 fewer offences reported in the borough compared to the previous twelve months.
Simon Hoar, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Waddon councillor said; “These are really good encouraging results for Croydon. To see crime coming down is something we all want to see happen in Croydon and is being achieved through the good work of the Police and the partnership work we do with them as a Conservative Council.
"To see these figures proves the benefit of the Met’s plan to get Police Officers out on the street rather than stuck behind a counter, something the Conservatives supported and Labour opposed, and shows how the extra 117 Police Officers delivered in Croydon by the Conservative Mayor and Council is making a real impact on our town”.
Croydon Borough Commander Chief Superintendent David Musker said: "The fact that overall crime has come down is clearly good news for everyone in Croydon. I'm particularly pleased with the reductions that we've seen in burglary and robbery and the challenge now will be to maintain and build upon this success.