Over the last two months, many residents of Rainham, South Hornchurch, and Elm Park have noticed an increase in crime and anti-social behaviour in and around their neighbourhoods. These concerns have been brought to the attention of MP Jon Cruddas, and Jon and his team are working to take appropriate and effective measures regarding this problem.

It has recently been reported in the media that Dagenham, RM8, is the worst place for burglaries in London. Barking and Dagenham Police work very closely with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to tackle this key partnership priority, reducing burglaries and targeting offenders. 

Over the past 12 months (1, January - 31 December, 2014) Dagenham has seen a 27% reduction in burglaries, down from 898 to 628 offences and is in line with a reduction in burglary across London.

Jon Cruddas MP, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, has been liaising with residents and local police to deal with a number of concerns in Rainham and South Hornchurch.

Jon Cruddas MP has heard from Havering Borough Metropolitan Police that they are proactively investigating a number of problems.

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 The following article was written by Anil Dawar, and was published by the Express on Saturday April 21st 2012. You can view the original article here: www.express.co.uk/posts/view/315680/Soft-justice-lets-yob-who-knifed-hero-dad-go-free

 The following article was written by Reporter Ian Weifass, and was published by the Romford Recorder on 20th April 2012. You can view the original here:  www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/home/e-edition

The following article, by Reporter Lee-Ann Richards, appeared in the Romford Recorder on 2nd March 2012, and is available at: http://downloads.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/pdfspool/676cbc25-ca9c-42a0-aba5-094fd5e04924.pdf

London's popular local police teams are under threat after Mayor Boris Johnson forced through budget cuts which will mean 455 fewer police officers across the capital.


Labour's Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been delivered for every ward in London. At the core of each team is a sergeant, two constables and three police community support officers (PCSOs).

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