Measures to tackle youth crime in the borough have been hailed a success after figures show Ealing defied the national trend for first time offenders.
While the number of first time entrants doubled across the country, there was a less than three per cent increase in Ealing.
Nationally, during April 2007 to March 2008, 11per cent of youths committed offences and this rocketed to 22 per cent during April to September 2008.
Ealing recorded 17.3 per cent during the same period and a reduction in the number of prolific offenders who re-offend.
Safer communities leader, Councillor Vlod Barchuk, said the figures reflect an increase in the number of people attending education and training programmes.