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Who can forget those defining images of Croydon Crime when a horrendous riot took place two years ago? Is the general public justified in thinking that the Borough of Croydon, CR0 is a rough area, or are there signs that the Croydon Crime Rate has decreased since the trouble flared up?
The local council conducts an annual survey to ask local residents: “How do you rate overall levels of crime in Croydon, compared to a year ago?”
In the latest news in Croydon on 2010, 11% of residents thought that levels of crime in Croydon were “much greater” than they were in 2009. By 2011 when the riots took place, the number of people who thought crime numbers were much greater had unsurprisingly increased to 27%. In fact, though, Croydon crime numbers have remained pretty static across the borough over the past three years.
The total number of crime in Croydon during 2010-2011 was 33217 and the total number in 2012-2013 was 32781.
Whatever the figures, residents think that the police are doing a good job, with 60% rating the service as good or excellent. Most (73%) would also agree that agree that the local police are dealing with the things that matter to people in this community.
Borough of Croydon
The borough of Croydon, CR0 and Mitcham, CR4 are very diverse communities, with a population of over 333,000 people. Croydon has the largest youth population in London, with over 170 schools in the borough. It also has one of the largest night-time economies in the area and one of the largest retail shopping centres in London. The police wryly point out that this brings them “unique challenges”.
Looking at the Metropolitan Crime map for the area, it’s very clear that the Croydon crime rate has only an average rate with 2408 crimes occurring during June 2013. The town centre itself (Fairfield) has by far the highest number of offences in the borough; there were 346 offences there in June 2013. Compare this with the 42 crimes in Selsdon and Ballards in the same month, or the 50 crimes in Sanderstead.
Anti-social behaviour is the biggest problem for Croydon, but the number of thefts from motor vehicles in Croydon is significant, at 232 in June 2013.
You can do your bit to keep the statistics of crime in Croydon down, with just a few common-sense precautions:
• Never hide a second set of keys in your car. Thieves know all the places you’d think of!
• If you have a garage, use it. When parked in a garage, lock the garage as well as your vehicle.
• Never leave your vehicle running unattended whilst you visit a cash machine or defrost your vehicle in the morning.
• Don’t assume a seller has handed over all available keys when you take possession. Consider visiting an experienced auto locksmith offering a key cutting service to have your keys re-coded.
• Finally, the most obvious tip of all to reduce Croydon crime rate: when you leave your vehicle, lock it, close all windows and the sun roof, and take your keys. Your insurance company won’t be interested in paying out if you’ve given the thieves an open invitation! Keep the borough of Croydon CRIME FREE!