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Six key targets for police agreed by local authority for 2018/19

Correspondent 20th Mar, 2018

SIX key offences have been listed as priorities for 2018/19 by South Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership.

And on Monday Stratford District Council’s Cabinet added their endorsement to the programme which will see local poilice officers crackdown on:

· Violent crime – including domestic violence and abuse.

· Anti-social behaviour (ASB) – including substance misuse and street begging.

· Reducing re-offending – focus on offender management.

· Alcohol and drugs – particularly in relation to violent crime and ASB.

· Crime in rural areas.

· Serious acquisitive crime – specifically theft from and of vehicles and residential burglary dwelling.

Cabinet heard these priorities were based on evidence from recorded incidents of crime and disorder and through Community Forum priorities.

Councillor Tony Jefferson, Health and Community Safety Portfolio said: “The priorities were arrived at after considerable in-depth debate.

“I believe these fairly represent the priorities of our residents and the key areas of crime and disorder.” I fully understand the desire of residents to feel safe and secure and these priorities should help deliver those feelings of safety and security.”

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Section 5, sets out that the Council, along with Police, have joint responsibility for preventing and reducing crime and disorder in the district. They are ‘Responsible Authorities’ and have a duty to co-operate through a Community Safety Partnership.

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