Crime and anti-social behaviour have taken a dive in Harrow and Brent, police claim.

Across the last 18 months, the Met have adjusted its local policing model, allowing Safer Neighbourhood Teams to focus on tackling local crime and anti-social behaviour.

These changes follow the release of the Mayor of London’s Police and Crime Plan in March last year, which set out the Boris Johnson’s vision to put more officers on the streets.

In Harrow there were 61 neighbourhood officers in 2011 compared with 107 posts in the new model.

As a result, key crimes have fallen from 8,258 to 6,230.

In Brent, anti-social behaviour reports have reduced by 2,156 over the last year.

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh said: “We’ve visited every borough this year listening to what residents and businesses have to say about policing and safety in their neighbourhood.

Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing
 

"Crime is falling in London and so unsurprisingly, concern about crime is dropping down the list of Londoners' priorities.

"But we still heard about how each borough had local issues that needed addressing, and the Met gave a commitment at each town hall meeting to go on working closely with partners to solve these problems, make the police more visible and accessible, and together make London even safer.

"As our changes to local policing bed in, the Mayor's Office will continue to listen to Londoners and work with the Met to ensure that they prevent the crimes that matter most to local people and drive forward work to boost confidence and ensure justice for victims.”

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