BTPA welcomes policing results

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) today welcomed BTP’s latest crime figures, which showed a 4.5 percent reduction in crime in the 2008/09 operational year.

BTPA Chairman Millie Banerjee said: “I am delighted with these results, which show overall crime has fallen on Britain’s railways for the fifth successive year. They are testament to the hard work of officers and staff across the country in fighting crime on the rail network.”

“For this coming year, the Police Authority has set the Force the challenging target of continuing to reduce crime in a difficult financial climate. BTP will need to be prepared for a possible increase in crime during the recession, while at the same time continuing to save costs.”

The latest British Transport Police crime figures have been announced through BTP’s press centre.

The 2009/10 Policing Plan can be found on BTPA’s website by clicking here.

For more information, contact

Michael Daventry
Communications Officer
British Transport Police Authority
Tel: 020 7383 5678
Email: michael.daventry@btp.pnn.police.uk

About British Transport Police Authority

BTPA is an independent body of that oversees the British Transport Police. It is composed of 14 members who represent the rail operators and passengers. It maintains the force’s budget, allocates resources and makes senior appointments to the force. For more information, visit http://www.btpa.police.uk.

British Transport Police is the specialist, national police service for Britain’s railways. It deals with major and minor crime, disorder and incidents, and covers the rail system in England, Wales and Scotland. Its police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and support staff are recruited and trained like those of local forces and have the same powers.