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Olympic torch unlikely to be stolen in Bexley
THE Olympic torch should be safe when it stops off in Bexley on July 22, according to researchers.
Analysis of crime levels by mycrimeprevention.co.uk showed that the torch is most likely to be nicked in Westminster, which had 96.1 crimes per 1000 population last year.
Bexley is the ninth safest area the flame passes through, with 34.3 crimes per 1000 people. Bowness-on-Windermere is the safest area, with just 21 crimes per 1000 people.
David Sand of mycrimeprevention.co.uk said: “Although it is highly unlikely that the Olympic Torch will be stolen while in the relay, the Olympic Torch route has been used to highlight the variations in crime levels in different geographic locations and how all of us should consider using crime prevention products to avoid becoming the next victim of crime.”