In the Times:

They’re going to hold me to account for whether buses feel safer again and whether the Tubes feel safer again

Hmm.  Remember these, from TfL, a couple of months ago:

The latest figures (April to September 2007/08 [sic]) show that bus related crime is down by 11 per cent on the previous year, and youth bus related crime has fallen 19 per cent over the same period
London’s buses carry 6.3m passengers a day on 700 routes across the Capital, and are a low crime environment – only 15 crimes for every million passenger journeys


Transport for London (TfL) has welcomed the announcement that crime on the Underground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) have gone down by 11 per cent this year with robberies on the network cut by more than 50 per cent.

Continued investment in safety and security on the Tube network have helped to deliver the cut in recorded crime, shown by statistics released by the British Transport Police (BTP) today.

There have also been reductions in pick pocketing, criminal damage, violent crime and public disorder offences in the past year.

Sorry, Boris, I’m not going to hold you to account for curing something that was hyped up by you.  Neither am I going to give you any credit for reducing something that was reducing before your ‘million vote mandate’.  Find something useful to do for the next four years, preferably not involving BNP approval.

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