Safety

Safety

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.

This is the place to talk safety in the capital. Join the discussions below or start up one of your own.

Safety discussions

The Burglary epidemic in London and the 20% 'solved' rate...

Safety

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.

Posted by
jphillips
Community member
Last commented: 13th Nov 2016

london police in kensington area

Safety

I am surprised that you think the police are doing a great job, as I have seen no evidence of that in this area.

Posted by
sue
Community member
Last commented: 12th Nov 2016

Frustrated youth and gangs

Safety

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.

Posted by
unala2
Community member
Last commented: 12th Nov 2016

Feeling safe at night

Safety

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.

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 4th Nov 2016

New in hounslow

Safety

Hey everyone,
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?!

Posted by
cori
Community member
Last commented: 4th Nov 2016

More of the camera's are needed!!!!

Safety

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.

Posted by
jimsav2014
Community member
Last commented: 27th Oct 2016

passenger safety on the underground

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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?

Posted by
petep.williams2
Community member
Last commented: 26th Oct 2016

Access to hospital A&E services

Safety

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?

Posted by
paschoud
Community member
Last commented: 19th Oct 2016

Does good design reduce fear of crime?

Safety

Whilst actual crime rates in London have fallen in the past few years, fear of crime, particularly violent crime, continues to rise.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 3rd Nov 2015

Anti- social behaviour

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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.

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Posted by
Daisy Byaruhanga
Community member
Last commented: 13th Jun 2014

Good citizens

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What do you think makes a good citizen?

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Talk London
Administrator
Last commented: 11th Jun 2014

Community welfare/support groups

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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?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 18th Sep 2013

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