Haringey Among UK's Worst Burglary Hotspots

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 114 months ago
Haringey Among UK's Worst Burglary Hotspots

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Does any good news ever come out of Haringey? The borough that’s notorious across the land for its social care tragedies has found itself near the top of a list of Britain's burglary hotspots. Haringey sits in fourth place, and is one of four London boroughs in the top 20, alongsied Enfield, Redbridge, Brent and Ealing.

Crime is nothing new in Haringey, but unsurprisingly in a borough that embraces such divisions in equality, the problems are focused on certain areas: as reported last year, Tottenham Green, St Ann's and Harringay are the worst affected spots.

Residents worried about robberies probably haven’t yet forgiven Sir Ian Blair, who in 2006 made the ill-judged remark that parts of the borough were so safe, residents regularly left their doors open, comments which spiked shares in Chubb and caused a mild tremor on the Richter scale as thousands of house-proud Crouch Enders simultaneously slapped palm to forehead.

Last Updated 29 July 2009