21 February 2011

Rise in Hammersmith bus crime shows failure of Boris's pledge

Boris Johnson promised to make buses safer but bus-related crime in Hammersmith & Fulham actually went up by more than 12 per cent last year (from 449 crimes in April-December 2009 to 505 crimes over the same period in 2010).

In numbers terms, the biggest rises were in theft and handling (40 more incidents) and criminal damage (12 more occurrences).

In percentage terms, the biggest rises were in drugs cases (up 200%), fraud/forgery (up 167%), criminal damage (up 80%) and theft and handling (up 25%). Details here.

Overall, as Boriswatch makes clear, a third of London boroughs saw an increase in bus crime.

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