I live in the borough of Waltham Forest where recently our local Waltham Forest Guardian newspaper filed a Freedom of Information request on the rate of unsolved crime in the borough. The results were staggering - approximately 80% of crime in the borough goes unsolved.
London’s police and other emergency services do a great job, but the priorities and resources set for them are key to their ability and our overall safety.
We need to ensure that there’s a visible police presence all over our city, that community relations with them are strengthened and that all of our emergency services are well prepared and resourced for major incidents of any kind.
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I am surprised that you think the police are doing a great job, as I have seen no evidence of that in this area.
I am a male from south london and have been living in UK for 22 years. I got brought up in a council estate in Camberwell.
Croydon has a chronic gangster and crime epidemic that is destabilizing the local communities.
In the 2014 London Survey, held here on Talk London, nine in ten people told us they feel safe in their local area during the day. However only six in ten said the same for at night. People feel the same overall when asked the same questions about London in general.
Looking forward to begin a new "life" in Hounslow, I am just a bit concern about living there after I read about the area, how "un-safe" it is and how people apparently get stubbed on the street?!
Anything within reason is needed to control criminal acts is necessary. To have an accident with a
uninsured vehicle means that you will be damaged in the pocket at your next renewal of your insurance.
in view of the london 7/7 bombings, some of which took place in carriages of A stock undeground trains and considering the present fear of terrorist attacks, were london underground wise in introducing the all open plan 'S' type trains to the sub-surface and london overground lines?
On the theme of "a safer London", as this is labelled, what do other TalkLondon members think about closures and 'downgrades' (whatever that means) to hospital A&E departments?
The area of Volunteering that I have entered is the RNLI.
Whilst actual crime rates in London have fallen in the past few years, fear of crime, particularly violent crime, continues to rise.
Where parents have faced difficult or failed to discipline their children from a young age, community groups, youth groups, sports clubs, faith leaders, can play a big role in working with young people displaying behavior problems.
What do you think makes a good citizen?
A community member has suggested that people could form "voluntary community welfare and support groups with links to safer neighbourhoods teams, the local police and local councils".
Do you think this is a good idea? What exact role do you think these groups could play?