Harrow has lowest monthly crime rate in capital

Harrow Times: Borough has lowest monthly crime rate in capital Borough has lowest monthly crime rate in capital

Harrow had the lowest  recorded crime rate for the whole of London last month, making it the safest borough in the capital.

Figures from the Metropolitan Police for April this year show 949 crimes were committed in Harrow, giving the borough a crime rate of 3.97, the best in London.

The results are the borough's second best since the Met began providing monthly figures three years ago.

The latest results were welcomed by Harrow Borough Council leader Councillor Susan Hall.

She said: "This is truly excellent news. We have been working very closely with our fantastic police - particularly through joint initiatives like weeks of action - to make Harrow the safest borough in London.

“To record the lowest crime rate in London for the first time in our history shows how much progress has been made in achieving that goal.”

In April this year the Harrow Times reported overall crime had dropped by 15 per cent compared to the year before.

In June last year, borough commander Chief Supt Simon Ovens announced his pledge to make Harrow the safest borough in London three years.

Focusing on seven neighbourhood crimes set out by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

These are violence with injury, robbery, burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, theft from a motor vehicle, theft from a person and criminal damage.

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5:58pm Wed 21 May 14

diligaf says...

Waits for sonnys gushing awfull comments
Waits for sonnys gushing awfull comments diligaf
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2:53pm Thu 22 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Wouldn't dream of disappointing you Diligaf!I am sure you must be the only one who feels upset that Harrow has the lowest crime rate this month!Indeed,you are unique!

Try complimenting folk for a change.Give credit where it's due.You will be a changed person!

Hats off to Harrow Police,Borough Commander Simon Ovens and partners for this fantastic result.

Must relentlessly continue our joint efforts to retain this excellent record.--especially with weather improving.

Let's remember to Implement crime prevention tips and enjoy the safety of our borough.Hope many visit our shops and help boost our local economy.
Wouldn't dream of disappointing you Diligaf!I am sure you must be the only one who feels upset that Harrow has the lowest crime rate this month!Indeed,you are unique! Try complimenting folk for a change.Give credit where it's due.You will be a changed person! Hats off to Harrow Police,Borough Commander Simon Ovens and partners for this fantastic result. Must relentlessly continue our joint efforts to retain this excellent record.--especially with weather improving. Let's remember to Implement crime prevention tips and enjoy the safety of our borough.Hope many visit our shops and help boost our local economy. Sonoo Malkani
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5:12pm Thu 22 May 14

jackdaw says...

It is good news that Harrow has recorded the lowest crime rate in London. Well done to the Borough Commander, Simon Ovens. and his hard working team of officers.

Diligaf - I am stunned that you do not think this is welcome news. Are you a burglar or law breaker who is annoyed that the police are stopping you from going out and about in Harrow in your mask, striped jumper and carrying your bag of swag?
Can't think of any other reason why you would object to a low crime rate.
It is good news that Harrow has recorded the lowest crime rate in London. Well done to the Borough Commander, Simon Ovens. and his hard working team of officers. Diligaf - I am stunned that you do not think this is welcome news. Are you a burglar or law breaker who is annoyed that the police are stopping you from going out and about in Harrow in your mask, striped jumper and carrying your bag of swag? Can't think of any other reason why you would object to a low crime rate. jackdaw
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7:14pm Thu 22 May 14

Methodman says...

Credit where credit is due,well done and thank you to our hard working Police officers for driving down crime in the Borough.
Could the Police now turn their attention to low level misdemeanours that affect how safe we feel as we move about the Borough?
Action to enforce the speed limits on our roads and stopping adults riding bicycles on pavements would be most welcome.
Credit where credit is due,well done and thank you to our hard working Police officers for driving down crime in the Borough. Could the Police now turn their attention to low level misdemeanours that affect how safe we feel as we move about the Borough? Action to enforce the speed limits on our roads and stopping adults riding bicycles on pavements would be most welcome. Methodman
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8:41am Fri 23 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Constructive comments are always a good thing.our comments will go down well with local officers who have done us proud.I am sure,wherever possible the police will turn their attention to the "misdemeanours "mentioned above.
Traffic Police deal with speeding motorists and PCSOs might be able to caution bike riders.You have to remember we have a limited number available at any given time.

With all due respect,they must not be distracted from the main task of preventing and solving crime.!Our expectations have to be managed realistically.
Constructive comments are always a good thing.our comments will go down well with local officers who have done us proud.I am sure,wherever possible the police will turn their attention to the "misdemeanours "mentioned above. Traffic Police deal with speeding motorists and PCSOs might be able to caution bike riders.You have to remember we have a limited number available at any given time. With all due respect,they must not be distracted from the main task of preventing and solving crime.!Our expectations have to be managed realistically. Sonoo Malkani
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5:29am Sat 24 May 14

diligaf says...

Jackdaw... you couldnt be further from the truth, I am a law abiding citizen who works hard and pays my taxes and having worked in thsi field before know how it can be glossed or air brushed to make it look good. The fact is this is the same message we have heard in Harrow for years and years and years... yet every day we read of stabbings, muggings and others, Rayners Lane barbers for instance only the other day!The boys and gals on the streets are run ragged day and night while others sit in their ivory towers and reap all the praise, when its others that are doing the donkey work. I know sonny rants and raves all the time, but all I ask is for transperency and the truth, as sonny says they must not be distracted from preventing and solving crime, they are so stretched that that is all they have time to do, misdemeanours as sonny mentions are also high on peoples agenda, the fact is though things such as this are falling by the way side and without the reasources are simply being left. And as for the PCSO's what a waste of tax payers money, men and women in yellow jackets with no powers, give Mr Ovens and Bernard more PC's for a few quid more, have you seen a PCSO do any police work?
Jackdaw... you couldnt be further from the truth, I am a law abiding citizen who works hard and pays my taxes and having worked in thsi field before know how it can be glossed or air brushed to make it look good. The fact is this is the same message we have heard in Harrow for years and years and years... yet every day we read of stabbings, muggings and others, Rayners Lane barbers for instance only the other day!The boys and gals on the streets are run ragged day and night while others sit in their ivory towers and reap all the praise, when its others that are doing the donkey work. I know sonny rants and raves all the time, but all I ask is for transperency and the truth, as sonny says they must not be distracted from preventing and solving crime, they are so stretched that that is all they have time to do, misdemeanours as sonny mentions are also high on peoples agenda, the fact is though things such as this are falling by the way side and without the reasources are simply being left. And as for the PCSO's what a waste of tax payers money, men and women in yellow jackets with no powers, give Mr Ovens and Bernard more PC's for a few quid more, have you seen a PCSO do any police work? diligaf
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11:08am Sat 24 May 14

jackdaw says...

Diligaf

I am glad to hear you are a law abiding citizen of this borough. Considering that the police have had cuts to their workforce. I think it is all the more remarkable that Commander Ovens has reduced crime in Harrow.

I agree with you that the officers in frontline policing have contributed to this success. A police officer when reporting for duty never knows what challenges he/she will have to face on behalf of the public.
Diligaf I am glad to hear you are a law abiding citizen of this borough. Considering that the police have had cuts to their workforce. I think it is all the more remarkable that Commander Ovens has reduced crime in Harrow. I agree with you that the officers in frontline policing have contributed to this success. A police officer when reporting for duty never knows what challenges he/she will have to face on behalf of the public. jackdaw
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1:40pm Sun 25 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Sorry you think I rave and rant Diligaf but I say everything very openly and don't hide behind a fictitious name, as many of you do!

It's good to know you are a law-abiding citizen but the language you use.does you no favours.

I fully agree it's the troops on the ground that do most of the hard work but without a proper leader both locally and at the top where would they be?They need a steer in the right direction.It is a TEAM EFFORT.Only then can we achieve optimum results.

I empathise fully with the lads and gals who are running around working terribly hard 24/7 and am very keen that we get our full complement of officers,as soon as possible.

MOPAC need to get their act together and must be fair to Harrow.We pay our taxes like all other boroughs and deserve better.I agree whole-heartedly that we need and deserve more police officers and must get the new administration to campaign on our behalf.

I have lived in Rayners Lane since 1972 and find the attack on our local barber totally unacceptable.I am sure Harrow Police are taking the matter very seriously and will resolve this soon.
Sorry you think I rave and rant Diligaf but I say everything very openly and don't hide behind a fictitious name, as many of you do! It's good to know you are a law-abiding citizen but the language you use.does you no favours. I fully agree it's the troops on the ground that do most of the hard work but without a proper leader both locally and at the top where would they be?They need a steer in the right direction.It is a TEAM EFFORT.Only then can we achieve optimum results. I empathise fully with the lads and gals who are running around working terribly hard 24/7 and am very keen that we get our full complement of officers,as soon as possible. MOPAC need to get their act together and must be fair to Harrow.We pay our taxes like all other boroughs and deserve better.I agree whole-heartedly that we need and deserve more police officers and must get the new administration to campaign on our behalf. I have lived in Rayners Lane since 1972 and find the attack on our local barber totally unacceptable.I am sure Harrow Police are taking the matter very seriously and will resolve this soon. Sonoo Malkani
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3:34pm Sun 25 May 14

jackdaw says...

Diligaf

You obviously have concerns about policing in Harrow. At the final meeting of the HPGGC (on 24th March 2014) the public were assured that the HPCCG would be replaced by The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board and the public would be able to voice their concerns by contacting the board at Harrow council.

The board were about to interview candidates and would publish the names of members soon after the election. I suggest you contact Harrow Council for details of members appointed to the board and the date of the meeting which was promised for this financial year.
Diligaf You obviously have concerns about policing in Harrow. At the final meeting of the HPGGC (on 24th March 2014) the public were assured that the HPCCG would be replaced by The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board and the public would be able to voice their concerns by contacting the board at Harrow council. The board were about to interview candidates and would publish the names of members soon after the election. I suggest you contact Harrow Council for details of members appointed to the board and the date of the meeting which was promised for this financial year. jackdaw
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