Crime on London’s bus network has fallen by 18 per cent according to figures announced by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today (Monday 15th June).
Publication of the figures came as the Mayor visited Brixton in South London on Monday morning where where he launched the last of 32 policing teams which are patrolling transport hubs across the capital. The first of the teams commenced operations in October 2008 with the majority being rolled out since January.
According to figures compiled by Transport for London (TfL) and the Met Police crimes committed on or around London’s bus network have fallen by 18 per cent. The figures also suggest there are now just 12 crimes per million passenger journeys.
The Mayor said it was “extremely encouraging to see the positive effect these policing teams are having across the capital”, adding: “there is still a lot of work to be done and we will be working tirelessly to build on this success.”