Crime falls on Islington’s buses

Crime has fallen on Islington’s buses according to new figures released by the Met Police.

They show that bus related incidents in the borough had dropped by 18 per cent overall in the year 2011/2012, compared to the previous 12 months.

More specifically, drug offences were down by 60 per cent on 2010/2011, theft dropped by 16 per cent and violence fell by 27 per cent.

The reduction has contributed to an overall 2,250 drop in crime incidents on the bus network London wide.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Our transport system plays an essential part in the lives of millions of Londoners and I understand exactly how important it is that we continue to make it safer for our passengers. The latest figures are pleasing but more can be done and we will not relent from our focus on making buses safer, ensuring uniformed officers are highly visible and curbing anti social behaviour.”

Tackling crime on the bus network has been driven by a range of initiatives undertaken by Transport for London.

in partnership with the Mayor, the Met and other partners in London.