The number of people reporting violent crime to police in Bromley is on the rise.

Since the start of 2012 until the end of 2017 - there has been a 91 per cent increase in violent crimes reported to police.

In 2012 - there were 3,844 'violent crimes against a person' reported in Bromley.

Last year, this figure was almost doubled with 7,352 violent crimes in the borough.

News Shopper reported in February how Bromley Police was merging with Croydon and Sutton commands, as Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed his plan to replace the 32 borough system.

Councillor Kate Lymer, executive councillor for public protection and safety, commented: "We are seriously concerned that Bromley may be left without adequate police resources as a direct result of this merger."

Chislehurst MP Bob Neill also raised concerns. He told News Shopper: "It is completely illogical. To have a commander covering Bromley to Sutton is very strange. I think residents have a right to be concerned."

Violent crimes in Bromley reported to police have risen each year since 2012.

Below is a breakdown in violent crimes carried out against a person in Bromley in the last five years:

February 2012 - December 2012: 3,844

January 2013 - December: 2013: 4,255

January 2014 - December 2014: 5,551

January 2015 - December 2015: 6,633

January 2016 - December 2016: 6,671

January 2017 - December 2017: 7,352

Statistics for January 2012 were omitted from the Met Police's Crime Data Dashboard.