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Tube figures show fall in violent crime

PUBLISHED: 13:01 25 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:04 05 October 2010

New statistics show violent crime and anti-social behaviour has fallen on the underground but pickpocketing is up by 11 per cent. The 2009/10 figures, released by the British Transport Police

New statistics show violent crime and anti-social behaviour has fallen on the underground but pickpocketing is up by 11 per cent.

The 2009/10 figures, released by the British Transport Police, show:

+ Violent crime has been cut by nearly eight per cent;

+ Public disorder offences are down by around 23 per cent;

+ Vandalism has reduced by 17 per cent;

+ Drug-related offences have seen a reduction of nearly 22 per cent;

+ Pickpocketing has seen an 11 per cent rise.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: "Thanks to the tireless work of the British Transport Police, TfL and the Met, our transport system is now extremely safe.

"Other cities around the world now look to London's network as an example of good policing, but we must never be complacent about crime, and must continue to invest to ensure that it is safe for all and that everyone can travel with confidence.

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