Thank you to everyone who took the time to return one of my surveys – I look at them all and find them incredibly helpful to understand what is happening in all parts of our community.
A summary of the latest results around anti-social behaviour and crime:
- 28% reported that they had been a victim of crime – this is still too high and has to be tackled.
- Off-road bikes, fly-tipping and graffiti continue to make some areas feel less safe. There are some examples of drug dealing, and more people have mentioned fraud and online crime as concerns.
- Almost everyone who took part in my survey thought neighbourhood policing was essential to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and I completely agree.
- We’ve recently seen the incredibly tragic consequences of violent crime in our community – we must do all we can to end the scourge that is knife crime and violent crime.
I will shortly be holding a residents’ meeting to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour, and I will share more details nearer the time.