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Eastbrook has lowest burglary rate in London

PUBLISHED: 17:15 02 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:59 11 August 2010

PCSO Allen Cottage, Sgt Ian Lee and PC Leana Jess

PCSO Allen Cottage, Sgt Ian Lee and PC Leana Jess

EASTBROOK has the safest homes in London according to new figures from the Metropolitan Police. Residents in the ward experienced fewer break-ins in 2007 than any other place in the capital, a statistic which has pleased the ward s Safer Neighbourhood Tea

EASTBROOK has the safest homes in London according to new figures from the Metropolitan Police.

Residents in the ward experienced fewer break-ins in 2007 than any other place in the capital, a statistic which has pleased the ward's Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Sgt Ian Lee, who heads up the SNT, said: "It came as a surprise to me but it is a credit to all the efforts of the team and residents in the area.

"We work closely with 24 Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators and three residents associations and this helps us cut crime.

"We were proactive last year on burglary and had a number of initiatives to deal with it."

Eastbrook recorded just 1.68 burglary offences per 1,000 population, the lowest in London. The worst wards were in Camden, and Haringey.

Sgt Lee added: "There is still work to be done. Last year we leafleted the area and spent time asking if people wanted their property marked.

"We had a spate of burglaries in properties at the back of Eastbrook Drive and we put a lot of effort into crime prevention and helping residents try to ensure they were not victims.

"We are continuing to keep these efforts up and we are now offering a free property markings service which will allow goods to be traced

Anyone interested in the property marking service should phone Eastbrook SNT on (0207) 161 9475 or (07900) 167306.

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