Anti-social behaviour remains a key issue for Redditch residents - The Redditch Standard

Anti-social behaviour remains a key issue for Redditch residents

Redditch Editorial 15th Jun, 2020   0

ANTI-social behaviour remains a key issue for residents in Bromsgrove and Redditch and across north Worcestershire.

That was just one of the findings from a year-long survey into the forces of law and order carried out by West Mercia Police.

In all 32 per cent of residents said crime and anti-social behaviour was a big or very big issue while just 31 per cent said they saw a police officer or PCSO at least weekly.

However 82 per cent of residents tended to agree or strongly agreed they had confidence in West Mercia Police while 81 per cent said they were fairly or very confident they would receive a good service

A further 71 per cent said they felt West Mercia Police understood the issues in their community.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “The results have reaffirmed that anti-social behaviour is a key issue in north Worcestershire.

“I promised communities that I would increase police officer numbers to tackle these crimes, and the recruitment of new officers has progressed over the last few months, despite the challenges we are currently facing, due to Covid-19.

“The uplift in officer numbers will enable greater resources to be allocated into local policing and problem solving teams to tackle these issues.”

Thousands of people across the force area were interviewed over a 12 month period for the survey.

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