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17.05.12

BTP statistics show railway crime falls by 9.1%

Crime on the railways has fallen for the eighth successive year, with a 9.1% decrease in notifiable crime in 2011/12.

Violent crime dropped by 2.9%,  robberies by 9.6%, vandalism by 21.6%, theft of passenger property by 10.4% and theft of rail property by 12.8%. Crime on the railways over the past five years has fallen by over 30%.

BTP chief constable Andy Trotter said: “This sustained downward trend in crime is a tribute to the excellent partnerships we have with rail operators, who continue to invest in the security of their customers and staff. It also reflects the hard work of BTP staff acrossBritainat a time when we are demanding more and more from them as budgets decline.”

Michael Roberts, chief executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies, said:

“Train companies take the safety and security of their passengers and staff extremely seriously which is why they spend millions of pounds installing more helps points at stations, providing funding for British Transport Police and improving CCTV on trains.

“These figures show that this hard work is paying off, but train companies are not complacent and will continue to work with British Transport Police and other industry organisations to ensure that our railways remain as safe as they possibly can be for passengers and staff.”

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Mark   17/04/2015 at 12:50

This is all good news, with results coming from innovation and changes to the management of crime, but are the figures masked by changes to reporting?

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