Bernard Hogan-Howe, Scotland Yard Chief, predicted that crime in London would “fall sharply” in the next two or three years. Initiatives include:

Recruit 1,200 extra constables for front line policing.

Target gangs, as gangs account for 50% cent of shootings, 25% of serious violence and 15% of rape with 1,500 suspected gang member arrests to date.

Improve forensics and DNA techniques and ensure that criminals are arrested quickly.

Ensure that a police officer visits all victims of crime if requested to build relationships and help to in detection.

If you have been the victim of crime in Victoria, Australia, contact Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria for free, prompt and professional financial assistance and advice on 1800 000 055 or complete our enquiry form at

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