Harrow is one of the safest boroughs in London when it comes to crimes committed on buses, new research has shown.

A report compiled by ‘Locksmith Service’ found that it was the fourth-best performing region in the capital, with 110 crimes committed in the first six months of this year.

These results were an improvement on last year, when Harrow ranked seventh and suffered 158 incidents.

It also made it the top performing borough in north London, with only Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames and Sutton witnessing fewer crimes.

The report examined six types of incident – criminal damage, robbery, sexual offences, theft, violence against a person and another else deemed ‘notable’.

In Harrow, and in London as a whole, violence against a person was the most common crime. It was reported 52 times in the borough between January and June 2017.

Despite an overall decline in crimes on buses, researchers have noted how it remains vital that people continue to report incidents which occurred while they were travelling.

Victor Baron, managing director of Locksmith Service, said: “Public transport is used by innocent people going about their daily lives.

“Despite the fact that crime has decreased compared to this time last year, it is worrying to think that people are falling victim, or becoming a witness, to crimes on a daily basis in our capital.

“It is vital that everyone must report crimes that have happened to help prevent any future crimes, protecting our beloved transport system.

“Criminals must be stopped to make our city a safe place for everyone – commuters, residents and tourists.”