We have been campaigning and working for many years to reduce crime in the Bloomsbury area.
Being in Central London, Bloomsbury is subject to some of the highest crime levels in the country, while crime has been rising at a rate almost three times that of neighbouring areas. There is a particular problem with crime against tourists, and drug crime.
We have been working with the Metropolitan Police to secure greater policing resources for Bloomsbury, recently meeting with the Commissioner. We have also secured greater police numbers for the Bloomsbury Ward.
We continue to sit on the Safer Neighbourhood Team for Bloomsbury and work to increase policing resources in this area.