Burglary rates are falling, insist police
26 August 2009
POLICE insist soaring rates of burglary insurance claims are at odds with the borough’s falling break-in rates in crime-hit streets.
Hornsey and Crouch End were named and shamed as the second most risky areas to live in the capital according to the number of insurance claims filed last year.
But Haringey’s borough commander said the most recent burglary rates in the N8 postcode are actually dropping.
Chief superintendent Dave Grant, said: “In terms of wards covered by the N8 postcode, early unconfirmed figures that we are working to show that Hornsey, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Stroud Green and Harringay wards have all experienced good reductions in residential burglary this financial year to date and we are working to replicate these results across the borough.”
He added the Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Harringay and Stroud Green are carrying out patrols and home security checks which have resulted in a drop in offences since April this year.
The survey by price comparison website moneysupermarket.co.uk also revealed N8 was the eighth most risky postcode for burglaries in Britain.