Greenwich Crime levels: how do they compare?
ITCC Locksmiths Greenwich, among the locksmiths London, has discovered tourists flock to Greenwich SE10 because of its attractive situation: it’s close to the centre of London, it’s bordered on the north by the Thames and it has lots of attractive market stalls selling arts, crafts and antiques. There’s the GMT time zone line to marvel over, the Observatory, the park and the world-famous Cutty Sark. The city is also teeming with London locksmiths to cater the needs of the residents.
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Is it so picture-postcard-perfect for those living in the surrounding areas such as Abbey Wood, SE2, Blackheath, SE3, Charlton, SE7, Eltham, SE9, New Eltham, SE9, Thamesmead, SE28 and Woolwich, SE18? The truth is that the further from the centre you get, the rougher the area becomes, particularly where the town borders Deptford and Lewisham. You still wouldn’t call these places ‘rough’, though: Greenwich crime is only average compared with the rest of London. ITCC Locksmiths Greenwich has found that people in Greenwich are generally families, commuters and young professionals, who like the village feel of the old town in the centre.
The Role of Locksmiths London in Greenwich Crime Reduction
Well, the good news is that the chance of becoming a victim of crime in the borough is low – there were fewer than six crimes for every 1,000 residents in Greenwich in May 2013. Police in Greenwich recorded 1,527 crimes for May 2013, which is 10% fewer than the previous month. According to the Metropolitan Police, just 1.2 crimes per day on average are reported at Greenwich, SE10, 1.1 per day at Thamesmead, SE28 and five per day at Woolwich, SE18. Most crimes are fairly minor, too – less-serious crimes are in general more common than the more-serious ones. The crime mapping figures show that there were 144 vehicle crimes and 182 burglaries in the borough as a whole during May.
But… the most common type of crime in the Borough of Greenwich, SE10 in May was violent crime, which made up 24% of all the crimes recorded. The next most common types of crime were other theft offences and criminal damage. And the residents of Greenwich, Woolwich and Thamesmead in particular have been shaken by plans to close their police stations, despite the fact that they cover the areas with the highest crime rates in Greenwich borough.
ITCC Emergency locksmiths Greenwich Tips
If you are worried about crime in this area, there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself. There are plenty of security solutions for your home or business that are affordable and will give you peace of mind. Here are just three common sense points to consider:
• The back door is the most vulnerable part of your property, and you should pay careful attention to security here. Make sure you have fitted a 5 lever mortice deadlock – ITCC Locksmiths Greenwich will be able to advise you on this.
• Don’t leave your keys (including your car keys) near the door – a burglar will expect to find them here and make a beeline for them.
• Remember to close and lock all your windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes, and make sure windows are fitted by London locksmith with a good lock appropriate for the window type.
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