Merton even safer

Merton is now the second lowest crime borough in London according to statistics recently compiled by the Home Office.

The borough also has the lowest crime rate for the Home Office’s ten priority crimes, which refer to the most common crime types and include:

· Theft of motor vehicle
· Theft from motor vehicle
· Motor vehicle interference and tampering
· Burglary in a house/flat
· Theft of bicycles
· Theft from a person
· Criminal damage
· Wounding
· Common assault
· Robbery of personal property

Ged Curran, Chief Executive of Merton Council, said:

“Merton has consistently been one of the safest boroughs in London but being the second safest shows how effective our partnerships are in ensuring Merton is a safe place to live.”

Chief Superintendent Michael Wood, Borough Commander said:

“I am very proud that Merton has reached this position as it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of officers from the police and the council and shows their determination to tackle crime in Merton.”