CRIME has dropped on Ealing’s buses, according to new police figures.
The Met says that latest statistics show bus-related offences fell by five per cent overall between April 2011 and January this year. There was an especially big drop in robbery, which is down by 24 per cent compared to the same period in 2010/11.
Violence on the bus network is also down by seven per cent in the borough. Police believe the drop is due to the work of the Safer Transport Command, funded by Transport for London.
The command deployed visible local teams, working with community groups and schools, conducting intelligence-led operations and providing a deterrent on Ealing’s bus routes.
Steve Burton, director of community safety, enforcement and policing at TfL, said: “Ealing borough’s transport network is a low crime environment and it is encouraging that the number of crimes has yet again fallen on the bus network.
“We will continue to work together with our policing partners in the borough to address issues as they emerge and further reduce transport crime.”
Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor of the MPS Safer Transport Command, who was also former borough commander, said: “We will be tirelessly carrying out operations and using all manner of policing tactics at our disposal to continue to disrupt criminals operating on the transport system in Ealing.
“Our message is clear: if you commit crime on the transport network we will identify you and arrest you.”