Crime and anti-social behaviour continues to fall in Ealing, say the Metropolitan Police.
The MOPAC 7 highlights what are known as the seven key neighbourhood crimes within the Met; burglary, vandalism, theft from and theft of motor vehicles, violence with injury, robbery and theft from the person.
From the year December 17, 2013, to December 16, 2014, there were 12,417 MOPAC crimes in Ealing, compared to 16,683 for the year April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012, before some of the changes were implemented.
The police said changes made under the Local Policing Model over the last 18 months have enabled Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Ealing to focus on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, with officers in the right places at the right times.
These changes follow the publication of the Mayor of London’s Police and Crime Plan in March 2013 which set out the Mayor’s vision to put more officers on the streets and boost Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
In Ealing there were 68 neighbourhood officers in 2011 and there are 161 posts in the new model.
Anti-social behaviour reports have reduced by 2,855 for the year December 17, 2013, to December 16, 2014, compared to the previous year.
A Safer Neighbourhood Board has also been established in the borough to oversee the setting of local policing and crime priorities.
Temporary Borough Commander Paul Martin said: “I am proud to lead Ealing borough police. Our police officers, police community support officers and police staff work extremely hard every night and day to keep the residents, business, and communities safe. We have more officers in neighbourhood policing, listening to local concerns and taking action to address them. Our service is more accessible with contact points and the appointment cars, and we making our presence more visible.”
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. 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.”