Last year over 800, 000 criminal offences were committed in London. More than one in four offenders goes on to commit more offences within a year of being sentenced or released from jail in the UK. Those who have experienced being a victim of crime may encounter emotional and mental health problems, financial difficulties, housing issues or relationship problems in the aftermath of a crime. Communities suffer too as a result of crime. High crime rates can lead to elevated fears of strangers and general alienation from community life amongst local residents. High crime rates can also impose real economic costs on local residents by increasing the selling price of local homes and causing businesses to leave the area.
By supporting Belong London, you can help to reduce crime and the harm that it causes to individuals and communities in London.