Law And Order

Generally Shortlands is one of the most crime-free wards in the whole Borough of Bromley. The SRA is part of the Shortlands Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, which includes our local police, residents and Councillors. When it meets every two months the Panel reviews the current local crime picture and agrees law enforcement priorities in the Ward for the future – currently tackling theft of and from motor vehicles, tackling anti-social behaviour, including speeding, and safeguarding vulnerable people.

This section of our website includes a fortnightly update on crime in Shortlands Ward and, when necessary, warnings about scams being run in our area. Below is the latest fortnightly crime report, prepared by our PCSO Adam Charles…

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period 19/06/24 to 30/06/24. Generally speaking the crime rate remained low.  Unfortunately late June saw a slight spike in thefts of motor vehicle and mid June saw cycles stolen from outbuildings.  Make sure you have a good lock on...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period 01/06/24 to 19/06/24. Unfortunately we’ve seen a rise in thefts from vehicles.  Mostly tool thefts while workmen are on site.   If you have any work done it could be worth warning your workmen that this happens in the...

From Community Police Officer PCSO Adam Charles: SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 16/05/2024 - 31/05/2024 Theft of Motor Vehicle: 1. 13/05/24 mid afternoon- 17/05/24 mid afternoon.  Ravensbourne Avenue.  Car stolen from communal car park at block of flats.  Ford Fiesta. 2. 23/05/24 Mid morning- 24/05/24 early morning.  Romanhurst Gardens Road.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.  Audi A5. 3. 26/05/24 Early evening- 27/05/24 mid morning.  Ravensmead Road.  Vehicle...

Dear Residents Over the last two weeks the crime rate’s been very low.  Particularly pleasing to see how low the theft from motor vehicle and burglary rates.  Regarding theft of motor vehicle offences, it doesn’t appear that any particular type of vehicle’s being particularly targeted at the moment.  Very...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime records for the latter half of April from 18th to 30th April.  Over the last fortnight the crime rate’s been very low.  Very pleasing to see no thefts from motor vehicle or vehicle interference.  Hopefully this will continue as long as...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 1st April to 15th April. Fortunately the overall crime record remains low.  If you have a shed with expensive items in it, it’s worth investing in a good quality lock.  Never leave your shed unlocked.  Very pleasing...

Dear Residents Hope you’re all well and had a nice Easter. Please find below the crime record for the period from 21st March to 31st March.  Pleasing to see that Faraday cases have worked on two recent occasions to prevent vehicles being stolen. For one of these offences we got...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 1 March to 19 March 2024 Very pleasing to see no thefts from motor vehicle and only one theft of motor vehicle.  Disappointing to see three burglaries. The garage burglary in Farnaby Road was particularly worrying...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 16 Feb to 29 Feb 2024. Unfortunately we’ve had a lot of motor vehicle crime over the last week of February.  Remember the usual precautions of steering wheel locks, Faraday Cases and not leaving valuable items...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 1sr Feb to 15 Feb '24. Very pleasing to see no burglaries.  Unfortunately there were several thefts from motor vehicle offences where expensive items were stolen.  Never leave expensive items in vehicles overnight as there is...