The Prime Minister praised Harrow's police on a visit to the borough.

David Cameron said homeowners in Harrow should be ‘proud’ of their police force when he visited the Dhamecha Lohana Centre, in Brember Road, South Harrow, on Saturday.

Click here to read more about the Prime Minister's visit and watch a video of his speech.

Despite figures showing it is the safest borough in London, data drawn from the Met’s recently launched confidence comparator found that less than two-thirds of people felt police were providing a visible policing presence in Harrow.

Speaking to the Harrow Times about the figures, Mr Cameron said: “The percentage of police on the frontline has gone up, and the number of neighbourhood officers has gone up.

“As you say, Harrow is the safest borough in London, something that the people in Harrow should be very proud of.

“The police are a good example of an organisation that had to do more with less - they have seen spending come down but they have managed to increase the percentage on the frontline.

“People always want to see more, and I’m sure there are ways to make policing even more visible as visibility is vital, but the police in Harrow are doing a good job.”

Hannah David, candidate for Harrow West, added: “I think what I would add to that is that the perception of crime is perhaps more salient to people than the reality.

“I have been working with charities like Ignite to get activists and people on the streets to talk to these gangs of youths so that people don’t feel nervous.”

The visit comes after news broke that all police forces are facing a five per cent cut in government funding in 2015/16, with more cuts to come after the general election.