Thursday, 4 November 2010

Indications that crime is increasing on the underground...

Breaking News:

Violent crime rising on London Underground

BTP report shows violent crime up on London Underground

Violent crime on London Underground (LU) rose 14% in the last year, British Transport Police (BTP) has said.
Its annual report showed a jump of nearly 50% in public order offences and drug related crimes shot up 103.6%.

But overall there was just a 0.4% rise in crime, with a 29% drop in reported robberies and 1.4% fall in sex crimes.

BTP Chief Constable Ian Johnston said the London bombs had overshadowed a successful year in fighting crime on the railways.

There was a total of 18,399 crimes on LU last year, a rise of just 70.

The BTP's report showed that third (36%) of all crime on LU and the Docklands Light Railway was pick pocketing.

There was also a 2.6% decrease in criminal damage and 12.8% drop in theft from passengers.

But there was a 28.4% rise in theft of railway property.

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