London widget tracks Lewisham crime drop

Lewisham's crime tracking data
Another crimewatching widget has landed in our inbox. The falling crime rate has given the Mayor of London a taste for transparency, so this new dashboard allows people to see the statistics for themselves. The Mayor's office says:

"Last year the Mayor, as part of his Police and Crime Plan, pledged even greater transparency over crime data and set the Metropolitan Police Service the challenge to reduce seven key neighbourhood crimes by 20 per cent by 2016. Using this interactive dashboard Londoners are now able to track progress against this target, compare local performance every month to other boroughs and look at the overall crime picture in the capital.

"The dashboard reveals that on the latest monthly figures, the Met have cut MOPAC 7 crimes overall by 18 per cent against the 2012 baseline - against a target of 20 per cent by 2016. It also shows the impact falling crime in London has had on national figures with the crime drop last year in the capital outpacing the national fall and accounting for almost half of the reduction across England and Wales. For the first time the data reveals that crime nationally would be rising by 0.4 per cent were it not for the strong Met performance."

Lewisham's performance for the year to September 2014 mirrors the rest of the London, falling significantly on each of the seven key crimes, with the exception of arguably the most important one - Violence With Injury, where we are ranked 23rd overall in London. Overall, the borough is ranked 16th-best in the capital, according to the MOPAC 7 metric.

It's encouraging, though not surprising, to see that London is outperforming the rest of the country in terms of the falling crime rate. The falling crime rate is one of the long-term factors that is making inner London an increasingly desirable place to live. And it's a moment for BC to reflect that 2014 is the first summer to have passed without us having to report any blood being spilled in and around Brockley Cross or Brockley Station.


Patrick said...

It just shows you can prove anything with statistics, my brother was mugged the other day so this must be wrong Ect Ect Ect.

Mark said...

well they can get rid of the (probably) illegal zoning of the town centre then!

Martin said...

While I feel sorry for your brother and I hope noone ever experiences that (i's very unpleasant) falling crime doesn't mean that there's no crime.

terrencetrentderby said...

I got burgled a few years ago and lost a lot of confidence in the fuzz.

Not sure what they're doing when they're not cadging free takeaways and roughing up teenagers.

Still, gentrification is making the area safer.

Punk Tilious said...

Did you just receive three doses of electro convulsive therapy?

trump said...

gentrification is having it's own baleful effect on the area - overpriced bread, knick-knack shops, ousting of honest traders and opening coffee shops in their place, walking purebred dogs around our parks, adopting ill-thought-out haircuts, fussing about street planning issues about which they have no knowledge, calling their offspring the names of the seasons - and demanding that the same offspring be allowed into public houses, shunning Lewisham Shopping centre in favour of local shops, voting for the Green party, riding bicycles because 'it's good for the environment' - the list is indeed endless and miserable - all these things should be outlawed and if found, punished severely.

Honestly! said...

Twitchy class warriors should have no fear of these fripperies!

Brockley has abundant reserves of tacky shop fronts, dodgy chicken shops, greasy spoon cafes, special strength lager sellers, pay day loan sharks and betting shops to instantly gratify the least discerning of consumers.

Don't let a few beards and fancy foods make you think that this non-challenging world of the bland and the addictive is any way under threat.

anonymouse said...

Brilliant, can I quote you online?

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