Burglary Hotspot Areas

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you know what measures the police are taking in tackling the prevention of burglaries in hotspot areas of Havering and Redbridge?


Answer for Burglary Hotspot Areas

Answer for Burglary Hotspot Areas

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Havering and Redbridge police are working closely with partners and the community to tackle burglary hotspots in line with the wider MPS/MOPAC Crime Prevention Strategy.  A range of policing tactics are deployed by Neighbourhood Policing Teams  including  media campaigns, weekly press briefings, crime prevention campaigns and banners in hotspots, target hardening (e.g. alley gating) and the use of the Selecta DNA kits which allow households to protectively mark their property.

Through the London Crime Prevention fund, MOPAC has invested in programmes in both boroughs to tackle burglary. This includes concentrating prevention efforts in burglary hotspots and investment in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes to combat addiction, one of the root causes of the issue.