Shoplifting and violence: Life running a business in Harlow town centre Essex
In the space of just one month, 116 crimes were recorded in Harlow's Broad Walk.
Between January and November 2018, there were 1,005 crimes reported, and a startling 205 of those were violent or sexual offences. You have the stats, but these are the shop traders who face this 'dangerous' climate. The workers in Harlow have spoken out about running a business and some are afraid to walk home from their work at night. The area has been flagged up by Essex police as a problem spot, and they have implemented several plans to try and reduce anti-social behavour.