Make Bexley safe again
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As winter draws in each year we notice an increase in burglary in Bexley. However, this year we have observed an unprecedented rise in these incidents with a 2 or 3 being reported every week over the festive season.
Needless to say that as a local community in Bexley these incidents make us feel unsafe and vulnerable – more so because these attacks seem to be targeted to families. These fears are driven by increase in the frequency and audacity of these incidents with burglaries now being attempted in broad day light.
We feel that there aren’t enough steps being taken by the authorities to control this situation by investigating the reported events and creating enough deterrents for the perpetrators. This has further created a sense of frustration, desperation and helplessness as we feel like ‘sitting ducks’ at the mercy of the burglars.
We are proud that Bexley is one of the safest London boroughs but strongly feel unless appropriate deterrents are created these incidents will continue to increase and may lead to violent crimes like armed robberies in not so distant future.
While we are open to discuss a comprehensive set of measures that can be taken collectively to tackle this threat; as a starter we believe the following steps should be taken by the authorities to tackle the issue:
- Focused investigation with continued perseverance of burglary events or attempts especially where images or other evidence have been captured
- Bringing the perpetrators to justice creating deterrents
- Additional investment in measures to increase surveillance
As a local community in Bexley we are keen to collaborate with the authorities in executing these and other measures as appropriate.
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