Crime falls on London public transport

Crime falls on London public transportOfficial figures have shown that travelling on London's public transport network is becoming increasingly safe.

A report compiled by the London Transport Community Safety Partnership on behalf of Mayor Boris Johnson showed that crime taking place on the capital's buses has fallen by 30 per cent in the last three years.

In addition, crimes being committed on the Tube network declined by 20 per cent over the same period.

Mr Johnson said: "London is one of the safest capitals in the world but we can always do more to ensure people can travel feeling safe and secure."

He also applauded the work of the safer transport teams and the British Transport Police in reducing crime but claimed there is no room for complacency, as this could cause crime to increase.

Earlier this month, Hounslow Council called for residents to offer feedback on its Local Implementation Plan, which is the 20-year transport strategy for the borough.

Posted by Charles Mackay

Published 21st February, 2011

© 2011 Estates IT Limited

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