Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Map Attack

Our esteemed London Mayor, Mr Boris 'Whiff-Whaff' Johnson has today launched a 'crime map' of London, so you can see how your local ward performs in the burglary, robbery and vehicle crime stakes.

You can check out your part of Worcester Park at http://maps.met.police.uk/

Surpsingly the map shows a crime differential at the heart of Worcester Park, with the roads on the KFC side of Central Road having a higher crime rate than those Waitrose side.

Which, actually, isn't all that surprising really, when you think of it in those terms.

14 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Matt Newsome said...

That's odd. For me it's showing that both sides have average crime levels.

Anonymous said...

Think of it in what terms? What exactly do you mean by that?

Your bias towards certain roads in Worcester Park is becoming silly and borders on Daily Mail type hysteria. I suggest you get a life preferably one well away from Worcester Park.

Daley Mayall-Reedar said...

Hey, I'm all for having a go at the chavs as much as the next man, but they look pretty similar to me.

Perhaps the chavs crossing over the road to break into the cars parked at waitrose evens things out a little?

Ian Morris said...

Ah nuts, it looks like Worcester Park is mainly a boring average. Come on people, a little looting should move us up the scale and make us an above average town!

Matt said...

Looting could be a good choice for us in the 2012 Olympics...

Paul said...

Proof that "forgettable" Old Malden is the place to be after all? Ahh, the tranquility.

rocky said...

I think the figures are probably clouded by the age old Met police problem that no one wants to take responsibility for Worcester Park policing as we cross three met police boundaries - Sutton one side of the bridge, Kingston the other side of the bridge and Epsom in The Avenue - therefore if a crime happened one side of the bridge but the chase caused a pursuit into the avenue would that increase the crime rate in three met police areas figures? I suggest we take the law into our own hands and start a Worcester Park dictatorship with the worcester park blogger in charge - and me as deputy, we will build a wall around the newly formed town and begin the deportation of all people believed to read the daily mail too often or be in possession of disproportionate amounts of tracksuits for the amount of exercise they undertake. (chavs)

The Parkerilla said...

Its actually worse than Rocky said, WP is not only on the border of 3 police divisions but they are from two police forces as Sutton and Kingston are Met divisions and Epsom & Ewell is Surrey Police/Constabulary.

Anonymous said...

Can everyone get their facts right, the borough of Kingston isn't just on one side of the bridge, so many people claim to be true Worcester parkites, but yet don't know all the facts, some of you probably don't even know what Grant Buckinghams was,where the petrol station used to, where Gateways used to be or the library's old residence!

SHOCKING

Janette said...

I know the answer to all of those!!!( we had 2 petrol stations btw) Do I count as a true Worcester Park?

Janette said...

ite?

Anonymous said...

Apologies it had slipped my mind there was 2, the one at the top where the weird art deco building now is and the one where M & S food court was.

Mr "The Worcester Park Blog" can you start a memories of worcester park website with photos if possible showing the KFC bus stop in its rightful place outside the Curry House (also gone), where they would refer to me as Young Mister Painter

I want more memories of worcester park now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Brinkster said...

Yonug Mr Painter
The one at the bottom was Forge if I remember rightly but the one at the top was Brabham, as in the racing driving family!!

Maybe they moved the bus stop to reduct the number of heart attacks caused by people rushing uphill from KFC when they saw a bus coming?

Quite an old-timer eh? Don't tell me you used to work at the farm long before it became Waitrose??? ;)

avenuegirl said...

First time I have found this website, great blogs. Can anyone remember Freemans the 'department' store at the bottom of the high street, which became 'Preedys' then eventually WH Smith? Also we did used to have our own Woolworths complete with wooden floorboards! Alas I am really old enough to be a real worcester parkite!

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