An overall drop in crime of over 5 per cent has signalled a welcome reverse of incidents reported in the area
The reaction follows a report in the Blackpool Gazette detailing the positive impact that manned CCTV cameras have had on crime levels over the course of the past twelve months.
Figures have been released by both police and town hall chiefs that suggest that the collaboration between local authorities and local companies in the borough of Wyre has been an extremely successful one. An overall drop in crime of over 5 per cent has signalled a welcome reverse of incidents reported in the area, a marked change from the consistent increase in crime that had been a source of much concern for residents and businesses alike.
Following the recent Wyre Community Safety Partnership meeting, it was found that total crime in the area had dropped 3.4 per cent but judging on the figures since last April the fall is estimated to be nearer to 5.1 per cent for the last year. Theft decreased by 8 per cent while shoplifting experienced a 5 per cent drop.
Roger Berry, council cabinet member for neighbourhood services, has said that the CCTV situated in all four shopping centres in the area has “really helped police” in their efforts to reduce crime. A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in the implementation of security systems throughout the UK, has released a statement following the report:
“It is fantastic to see somewhere such as Wyre benefit so greatly from the successful re-introduction of working CCTV security systems throughout the area. With crime rates beginning to reverse for the first time in years, the figures do much to highlight the benefit that CCTV can bring to local communities.
“Through close collaboration between the council, the police and businesses involved in the neighbourhood scheme, work has been done to decrease incidents of theft significantly. It does much to emphasise the importance of sufficient security in places where large amount of people frequent, to provide safety for the public and a deterrent for prospective criminals.”
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