Crime and community safety focus of new assessment

blaby district community safety partnershipAnti-social behaviour and recorded crime in Blaby District have both fallen by six percent during the last twelve months.

These findings are part of the Blaby District Community Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment, the purpose of which is to provide a picture of crime, anti-social behaviour and community safety issues within the district.

The information from the assessment will be combined with the results of the community safety public consultation held in December last year in order to create the new Community Safety Strategy 2014-2017.

Councillor Sheila Scott, portfolio holder for Policy, Partnerships & Health Improvement, said:

“The assessment shows some really positive trends. Total recorded crime and anti-social behaviour in Blaby District have both reduced by six percent during the last twelve months.

“Compared to the previous year there were reductions in burglary and other types of acquisitive crime, violence against the person, criminal damage, deliberate fires and drug-related offences.

“This information really helps the partnership plan for the coming year by highlighting any areas of concern for us in the district.”

Cllr. Scott [Photo:Conservative Party]

Cllr. Scott : “Assesment shows positive trends…”

The Blaby Community Safety Partnership is made up of a range of agencies who work together to make the district a safer place to live, work and visit.

It includes Blaby District Council, Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service, Probation and Youth Offending Services as well as voluntary organisations and housing services.

Each agency provides key information for the assessment.

The Community Safety Strategy and supporting action plans will be available at www.blaby.gov.uk from the beginning of April 2014.

For more information please contact the partnerships team at strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7566.

To read the full Strategic Assessment visit: http://blaby.gov.uk/assets/blabypsa

[Cllr Scott’s Photo: South Leicestershire Conservatives]

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