DESPITE West Belfast seemingly being in the headlines as some sort of crime capital of Belfast, the statistics couldn’t be further from the truth.

These figures are based on reported crime from October to November 2015.

Crime is down in Turf Lodge, Whiterock, St James’ and Springfield.

Upper Falls to Lower Falls, crime is down for the second month in a row.

Crime in Lenadoon is down.

Crime in Twinbrook, Poleglass, Lagmore and Mount Eagles is down.

Crime in Andersonstown is down.