Latest crime stats

22 Aug

The Metropolitan Police have released the latest crime statistics for Newham and they don’t make for happy reading, with a 4% year-on-year increase.

While robberies and residential burglaries are down, violent crime – murder, assault, rape and other sexual assaults – are all up. As is gun crime – up 27%.

Also worrying are the significant increases in hate crime.

  Yr to June 16 Yr to June 15 Diff. % change
Total Crimes 30,266 29,190 1,076 4%
Homicide 6 5 1 20%
Violence Against the Person 9,853 8,580 1,273 15%
Rape 296 278 18 6%
Other Sexual 522 437 85 19%
Robbery (Total) 1,237 1,507 -270 -18%
   Robbery (Person) 1,164 1,417 -253 -18%
   Robbery (Business) 73 90 -17 -19%
Burglary (Total) 2,245 2,178 67 3%
   Burglary Residential 1,366 1,409 -43 -3%
   Burglary Non-Residential 879 769 110 14%
Gun Crime 116 91 25 27%
Motor Vehicle Crime 3,301 3,280 21 1%
Domestic Crime 3,440 3,097 343 11%
Racist & Religious Hate Crime 508 438 70 16%
Homophobic Crime 52 58 -6 -10%
Anti-Semitic Crime 7 3 4 133%
Islamophobic Crime 68 27 41 152%

Although it’s not obvious from these figures, reducing crime is one of the mayor’s ‘priorities’:

In 2015 we funded 40 police officers to help us tackle rogue landlords, crack down on dodgy traders and catch those who fly-tip.

Those officers cost an extra £425,000 a year. And, as important as rogue traders and fly-tipping are, residents might question how effectively that money is being spent.

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4 Responses to “Latest crime stats”

  1. Brad Emerson (@bradleyem) August 22, 2016 at 11:02 #

    £425k for 40 officers? That j’ust a little over £10k each per year. Do we really have minimum wage coppers?

    • Martin Warne August 22, 2016 at 11:06 #

      Those are the numbers in the budget book. I’m guessing it’s not 40 full-time officers, but how much of their time Newham gets isn’t specified.

    • Martin Warne August 22, 2016 at 11:37 #

      Link to the budget book: http://bit.ly/2bbBxS9

      See pages 8, 12, 62, 70 and 75.

      Am I missing something that would make the numbers more realistic?

  2. terry ball August 29, 2016 at 02:06 #

    it probably cost more than that to catch their own councillor noor ………..any news on him i doubt it , they will most likely let him suck the life out of the public purse instead owning up to anything .and we are talking keystone cops here so 10k might be right .

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