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Shoppers lift the lid on crime fears during policing event

Normanton July 2015

Antisocial behaviour and drug-related issues topped the list of crime concerns in a policing poll in Normanton.

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles joined local neighbourhood police officers for the Over to You engagement event, which was held at the PAK Foods store in Normanton to gauge local shoppers’ opinions on policing and community safety.

During the exercise, the views of 72 local people were recorded to help Commissioner Charles understand the needs of local people and the areas of criminality which cause the most fear within their community.

Many of those took part highlighted parking issues as a problem within their neighbourhoods – an issue that is frequently raised by the public during one-to-one meetings with the Commissioner and something he is keen to address. Antisocial behaviour, safeguarding issues and drug crime that is directly linked to acquisitive crime, burglary and theft were also raised as top priorities for the public.

The results, which will be collated along with other areas at the close of the eight-month engagement project, will help to inform resource allocation in the future.

Commenting on the event, Commissioner Charles said: “It was great to see so many people take an interest in the work taking place in their communities to make them safer. The views of the public play a vital role in our evolutionary process and to constantly improve our services we need to find out in the words of the public how we can make life better for those we serve.”

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Posted on Tuesday 21st July 2015
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