HC Deb 22 October 1990 vol 178 c60W
12. Mr. Page

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are the latest figures for crimes committed on the Northern line of the London Underground.

Mr. Parkinson

I understand from the British Transport Police that in the first nine months of 1990, the number of reported crimes on the Northern line was 1,977. During that time the Northern line carried over 150 million passengers. The introduction of pilot schemes at six stations at the southern end of the line, financed from a £15 million Government grant, has brought about a major reduction in robberies—from 52 in 1988 to eight in 1989.