Youth crime has been slashed to an all time low in the borough during the last four years.

According to an Enfield Borough Council and Metropolitan Police scheme, youth crime has been cut by 59 per cent since 2009, leading to the local authority picking up a prestigious award.

Taking home the Problem Orientated Partnership Award at New Scotland Yard in London, on Monday, September 9, the programme was launched in 2009 after series of mobile phone robberies during school time.

After teaching crime awareness and establishing an anonymous online crime reporting site, the figures for youth crime have tumbled in the four year period.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for community wellbeing and public health, Councillor Christine Hamilton said: “We do not tolerate crimes against young children regardless of who they are perpetrated by and we have worked incredibly hard to make our school pupils safe and identify and capture those responsible for these despicable crimes.

“I am delighted that street robberies against our children are at an all-time low thanks to our efforts over the last four years and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Council and police officers who put together a tremendous project to tackle a crime which is of great concern to school children and parents alike.”

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