Crime in Lewisham 2011/12

The story about safe havens has reminded us that it's time again to look at the crime stats for Lewisham borough. Here are the annual stats since 2009/10, per thousand people.
The latest Met Police crime map has data for the year up until May 2012 and crime across the borough is down again, from a total of 28,460 to 26,593. There are big drops for violence against the person, domestic crime and robbery. The number of murders fell from 8 to 4 while the number of rapes rose from 131 to 155. Racist, religious and homophobic hate crime also rose. In Brockley ward (and there is a lot more to Brockley than that), every type of crime fell, except for drug offences, which rose slightly, perhaps reflecting the tougher approach the police are taking to drug dealing in the area.

You can track crime rates by ward here. There are notable drops for burglary in Brockley (-18.2%), violence against the person in Telegraph Hill (-13.4%) and robbery in Crofton Park (-21%)

Sexual offences rose across the borough and increased by as much as 50% in Ladywell (against a very low base).