Bus crime in Merton
Crime on buses in Merton is on the increase, according to figures revealed by the London Assembly Liberal Democrats.
The most recent figures produced by Transport for London (TfL) shows that April 2010-March 2011, bus crime in the borough increased by 9%.
Local news site wimbledonsw19.com has the full story.
This news comes as Tory Boris Johnson launches his campaign for re-election as London Mayor, with a leaflet claiming “Merton’s buses amongst the safest in Europe”.
Lib Dem leader on the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon has crititicised his spinning:
“Sadly the Mayor . . . is up to his old tricks of using misleading figures. It is simply wrong to suggest that bus crime is falling across the whole of London, when in fact in more than one third of boroughs it is increasing – and in some boroughs significantly.”