Drop in Halloween crime figures praised by Havering Council

PUBLISHED: 16:03 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 26 November 2013

Latest police figures show a steep fall in crime around the busy Halloween and bonfire night period in Havering.

Between October 25 and November 8, serious youth violence dropped by 50 per cent in comparison to the same time last year.

Motor vehicle theft was down 31 per cent while burglary also fell by 35.5 per cent.

Havering Council say figures are the result of a range of initiatives and police partnership work, focusing on targeting antisocial and violent behaviour in the borough as people celebrated the two popular events.

Cabinet member for community safety, Cllr Geoff Starns, said: “These figures show that by working in partnership with the police we’ve been able to drive down crime significantly.

“With winter approaching and the nights drawing in it’s crucial that we all take extra care. And though Havering is one of the safest boroughs in London it’s vital that we make sure that those who attempt to commit crime are dealt with in the most efficient and effective way.”

During this time in previous years, the borough experienced a rise in crime.

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