Burglary figures in Enfield have gone up by nearly 20 per cent.

New data from the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC) revealed that burglary went up by 19.4 per cent in Enfield at the end of 2016 compared to the end of 2017.

London Assembly member for Enfield and Haringey, Joanne McCartney called the increase “extremely concerning”.

She said: “Burglary can be an extremely traumatic experience for victims. Alongside the Mayor, I have been calling for the Government to put an end to their sustained and ruthless cuts to the Met Police’s budget, which have challenged their ability to robustly investigate incidents and bring perpetrators to justice.”

Since 2010 government funding to the Metropolitan Police has been cut by £700 million and their overall budget is £3.3 billion

The number of police officers in London has also dropped below 30,000 for the first-time in 15 years.

Ms McCartney added: “With statistics like these coming out of London and across the country, it is clear that the Government needs to wake up to the palpable reality that in order to effectively protect the public, the police need to be adequately resourced.”

In London as a whole burglary has gone up by 5.9 per cent from the end of 2016 to the end of 2017.

In February this year the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced he would invest an extra £110 million into the Metropolitan Police.

Earlier this year he also announced a £45 million Young Londoners Fund to invest in youth services across the capital to stop young people getting involved with crime.