Crime down in Seldson and Ballards
01/05/2014 18:22:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
Recent figures from MOPAC, the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, show that Conservative administrations in Croydon town hall and up in London's City Hall has made a big difference to crime in Selsdon and Ballards
Figures show that between 2009 and 2013 crime in Selsdon and Ballards went down by: 4% overall, from 361 offences to 345 offences
Your ward Councillors, Sara Bashford, Dudley Mead and Phil Thomas, are delighted at the progress made and encouraged by signs that this trend is continuing. They said "We can never be complacent, but these figures are encouraging and show that Conservative policies are making a real difference.
"The Conservative-controlled council has successfully argued that Labour's old resource allocation formula for the Met was not fair and that it seriously under-resourced Croydon. The changes the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, made last year has resulted in Croydon receiving 117 extra police officers and this is helping the fight against crime here in Selsdon and Ballards.
"Whilst these figures are good, it's no consolation if you have been unfortunate enough to be one of those victims of crime, so we will keep up the pressure to ensure we get our fair share of the resource in Selsdon and Ballards and keep those figures going down."