Fear of Crime in Brent

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1023
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

At my recent meeting with Sudbury Town Resident Association, fear of crime was sighted particularly amongst senior citizens as a big area of concern due to significant loss of uniformed police presence. What are you doing to improve regular presence of dedicated uniformed officers in Wards like Sudbury?

Answer

Answer for Fear of Crime in Brent

Answer for Fear of Crime in Brent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In Brent, the establishment of Neighbourhood Officers has increased from 61 to 159 (an increase of 98) between 2011 and 2015. This has provided the borough commander with additional officers and greater flexibility to deploy officers to places they are most needed to tackle crime.

Sudbury Ward Team is an active Safer Neighbourhood Team with a sergeant, dedicated ward officer and  PCSO. The ward has seen reductions in crime of 33% in burglary, 26% in robbery and 23 % in anti-social behaviour over the last twelve months. Sudbury Ward Team's latest ward panel was on the 13th February where they promised to increase police patrols in the ward.