Friday October 23, 2015
Are you concerned about crime in your neighbourhood? Do you want to find out more and have your say about cracking down on the criminals?
Come along to one of three crime roadshows in Hammersmith & Fulham and hear from top police officers about how your area is affected.
Three separate events for Hammersmith, Fulham and Shepherds Bush will be held from 17 November.
The roadshows will be held from 7pm (doors open from 6.30pm) on the following dates:
- Tuesday 17 November at St Paul’s Centre, St Paul’s Church in Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith.
- Tuesday 24 November at the Great Hall in Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, Fulham.
- Monday 30 November at Askew Road Church in Bassein Park Rd, Shepherds Bush.
New locally-funded officers (since April 2015) are tasked with working closely with residents to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour before it takes place, and these roadshows will be a key way for local police to hear from residents.
Theft remains the most prevalent offence in H&F, accounting for 45.8 per cent of recorded borough crime. Shoplifting makes up 18 per cent of those offences, with Shepherds Bush Green ward (which includes the Westfield mall) the borough’s hot spot.
However, burglary rates have decreased and robberies and thefts from people are both down on last year, while incidents of antisocial behaviour have fallen by 15 per cent in the past year, from 6,804 in 2013-14 to 5,786 in 2014-15.
Noise complaints are up 2.6 per cent, and violence against the person is up 26.6 per cent, although this is mainly attributed to changes in the way offences are recorded.
The crime roadshows are organised by the H&F Safer Neighbourhood Board – which regularly meets with the police to monitor crime and police performance – and are supported by H&F Council.
They will start with a presentation by the Safer Neighbourhood Board Chair David Millar, followed by a Q&A session by borough commander Gideon Springer.Download the Crime Roadshows Flyer