But theft of personal property continues to be an issue in the area.
In response to this our Neighbourhood Policing Team and other Policing teams have been targeting crime hot-spots with additional patrols and highlighting issues to potential targets.
The figures below are supplied by the Bloomsbury Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team and clearly show how theft has affected the area over the last 6 months. The figures are dropping month on month and we hope that by working in partnership we will see a continued drop.
Also of note is the fact that although we know that many retail premises suffer from incidents of shoplifting these are not being reported to the police. We would encourage you to report these crimes so that we can raise awareness of how crime affects our members to the police and Camden Council.
The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Watch Meeting brings together our businesses and the Police and Council to discuss these crime trends, suspects, good practice and how working together we can work to reduce crime.
The next meeting is on Monday 14th September at 3pm. The meeting is held at The Rising Sun Public House. Tottenham Court Road and we welcome you to attend. Please contact the team for further information and to be added to the distribution list.
Whilst the Police continue to tackle those involved in mobile phone crime, we ask you to consider the following steps to help prevent you and your colleagues becoming a victim of crime:
If your phone is stolen, report it to the Police and your network provider. Ensure you have the IMEI number available for the Police. Your network will provide this free of charge.