Figures reveal Romford has highest rate of crime in Havering

Cllr Clarence Barrett

Cllr Clarence Barrett - Credit: submitted

Romford Town is the most crime ridden place in Havering, according to figures released from the Crime Mapping website.

Figures released by the Metropolitan Police show that there were 3,256 crimes recorded in Romford in 2012/13.

But the figures reveal that crime in Romford is on its way down.

The data shows that there were 260 fewer crimes this year in comparison to last year.

Brooklands ward was the second most crime ridden place in the borough with 1,238 crimes recorded followed by Gooshays in Harold Hill with 1,158 offences.

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Cranham is the safest place in Havering, with 371 reported offences.

Hacton was the second safest ward with 432 offences followed by Emerson Park with 488.

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When compared to all the 626 wards across London, Cranham is the 15 safest with Hacton 32nd and Emerson Park 48th.

At the other end of the scale, Romford Town is the 15th ward with the most offences reported, with Brooklands 212th and Gooshays at 245th.

Overall the ward with the most offences was the West End in Westminster with 19,338.

The safest was Darwin in Bromley with 284.

Cranham Cllr Clarence Barrett (Residents Association) said: “It is pleasing to see that Cranham has the fewest reported offences in Havering and is one of the safest wards in the whole of London. Working closely with the Community Police Team makes a real difference and highlights the importance of working in partnership.

“In interpreting the figures, it is important to remember that the results are heavily influenced by the make- up of the wards, especially if they have a strong commercial or retail base.”

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