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West Greenwich has one of the lower burglary rates in the Borough and there is a low rate of street robbery; the area also has a high detection rate for burglary in London.

As well as ensuring doors are double locked (including the use of a mortice lock – see crime prevention tips) at night and when you are out, you also advised to make patio and sash windows, sheds and outhouses secure at all times.

There has been a recent increase in acquisition crime such as handbag snatching and pick pocketing, the theft of pedacycles and electrical items (iPods, blackberries etc.); underlining the need to protect your property and possessions and to use decent cycle locks.

If you do become a victim of crime or witness a crime and want to report it to the Police, you can do so in a number of ways:
  • Dial 999 in an EMERGENCY, 24 hours a day, where life or property are in danger, a crime is being committed or the suspect is nearby and the police are required immediately.
  • Dial 101 (calls are charged at a local rate) to contact the general West Greenwich Police Station number or the Metropolitan Police when not an emergency.
  • Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, for reporting crime anonymously.
  • West Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Police team, Greenwich Police Station, Burney Street, Greenwich, SE10 8RR on 020 8649 3536 or 020 8284 5494 or email westgreenwich.snt@met.police.uk to report crime, anti social behaviour or ongoing problems.
  • See the websites for local information on crime issues and incidents http://maps.met.police.uk/ http://www.police.uk/
  • British Transport Police (BTP) is the national police force for the railways 0800 40 50 40, non emergency general enquiries 0300 123 2211.
You can also contact other agencies involved in Crime Prevention or for support:
  • Alert other Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators in the Triangle via the Security Hub
  • Greenwich Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association
  • Anti-social Behaviour Team, Greenwich Council, Contact Centre, 020 8921 4411, community-safety@greenwich.gov.uk ASB Team, Safer Communities, Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ to report incidents of anti-social behaviour.
  • Victim Support, 0845 30 30 900, 0845 450 3936 (the witness service), www.victimsupport.org.uk/contact  london support for victims of crime.

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