HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c560W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many mugging offences against passengers on London Underground services were reported in the last 12 months. [47339]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The safety and security of passengers is a top priority for London Underground. It works in partnership with the British Transport Police to reduce the incidence of crime on the network. I understand from London Transport that 462 robberies were recorded in the period from June 1997 to June 1998, a reduction of 8 per cent. on the previous year.