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Domestic abuse cases in Bexley more than double the London average

PUBLISHED: 11:17 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 26 November 2013

Cases of domestic violence in Bexley rose by more than double the London-wide average during the 12 months leading to September.

The figures, released by the Met Police, show an increase in 25 of London’s 32 boroughs - with incidents in Bexley rising by 14 per cent.

There were 1,237 cases in the borough during the year-long period, though that number is dwarfed by the 2,140 in Tower Hamlets - the highest in London.

Figures rose by six per cent on average across the capital, however Bexley Police maintain they are “committed” to protecting victims.

A spokesman said: “We are committed to tackling all of forms violence, and will make sure we play our part in supporting and protecting victims of both sexes.

“It is also importantly about demonstrating to abusers that their actions have legal, and in some cases, long lasting consequences.

“There is no place in London for domestic violence or those cowardly crimes committed because of someone’s race, religion, sexuality or disability. “It is the offenders who should live in fear - of our knock at the door.”

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