Lambeth has seen a remarkable drop in Street Crime, and a substantial drop in domestic burglaries. For both offences, Lambeth’s share of the London totals has also dropped. This is because the respective falls in Lambeth have been faster than for the capital as a whole.
The Safer Streets Initiative (redeploying traffic officers to deal with Street Crime) took place in February and March 2002. Lambeth’s decline in Street Crime started from October 2001 and is still continuing.
All in all, impressive results. Congratulations to Cammander Paddick, Acting Borough Commander Brian Moore (who has taken the reins at a particularly difficult time) and all the Lambeth officers.