The latest crime figures for Haringey show a drop in some of the most serious types of offences.

‘Lethal barrelled firearms discharges’ fell by more than 18 per cent in the year to October – more than the London average, according to figures from the Met Police.

There was also a 4.9 per cent fall in the number of knife injury victims during the same period – although the decline is less than the 11.7 per cent fall seen across the capital.

Sexual offences fell 10.6 per cent year on year and non-domestic violence with injury dropped by 9.8 per cent.

Overall recorded crime in Haringey rose by 2.7 per cent in the 12 months to October 2019, which is smaller than the London-wide average increase of 8.3 per cent.

The only London borough to see a drop in crime during the period was Wandsworth.

Personal robbery climbed sharply by 26 per cent in Haringey – higher than the London-wide figure of 14 per cent.

Almost 2,200 offences a year take place in the borough, with mobile phones among the most commonly stolen items, along with cash and jewellery.

The figures are in council papers that were discussed at a meeting of Haringey’s environment and community safety scrutiny panel on Tuesday (November 5).

In the report, Cllr Mark Blake (Labour), cabinet member for communities and equalities, says: “I am pleased to note that the partnership work that has taken place over the past year has continued to have a positive contribution to some of the key priority crime types, particularly knife injuries and overall non-domestic violence with injury.

“There are still a number of key areas, however, that are challenging for the borough and will require us to continue to work together to tackle, particularly around community confidence and satisfaction.”