Local Crime Statistics at a recent Chiswick Area Forum meeting show Hounslow has witnessed a 25% drop in seven key crime areas targeted by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). The seven key areas include: Burglary, Violence with Injury, Theft from Motor Vehicle, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Robbery, Criminal damage and Theft from a person.
Within Chiswick, there has been a 7.5% drop with 2684 recorded crimes in 2013/4 and 2484 crimes in 2014/15. At the Chiswick meeting, Police put the success down to “clamping down” on burglaries, robberies and theft. Figures for this show a drop of 7.5% in thefts from motor vehicles, an 8.9% drop in burglaries and a 15.9% fall in robberies between 2013/14 and 2014/15. Personal theft also has gone down by 16%.
From the 1st June Chiswick will have one Sergeant and seven PCs which is unique for the area. Vice Chair of the Chiswick Area Forum and Local Councillor Gerald McGregor welcomed the figures saying,
“As always the Police look after Chiswick and their residents with the utmost care and professionalism. I congratulate them on these latest figures and especially, residents, for reporting crimes which help the Police in the long run. However, we continue to be vigilant and the latest announcement of Chiswick having a Sergeant supported by seven Constables is unique. It will ensure that local residents feel safe and not have to put up with crime in this area”.
Confidence in Hounslow’s Police continues to remain strong with a 66% approval rating from Chiswick residents.