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|Big Fall in London Street Crime
- Blair's promise kept despite the doubters
LONDON'S streets are safer than a year ago, thanks to the government's crack down on robbery, according to figures released today.
Street robbery figures fell by six per cent between August 2001 and August 2002, Home Office figures show. Better still, the fall in street crime has been accelerating in recent months, by 19 per cent between March and August this year.
"The police have achieved a lot so far, but the fight against street crime will not stop now," said Home Secretary David Blunkett. "I have made clear from the start the need for long-term reductions."
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Tony Blair was the subject of large dollops of ridicule when he said his government would have street crime "under control" by this autumn.