|Ealing Police: street crime is on the up|
Police and public must do more to beat the increase
Latest crime statistics show that street crime in LB Ealing has risen by just under 1% in the last year, against a target of a 3% reduction.
In response, Ealing Police are running a street crime campaign and will be deploying a range of crime reduction tactics - including educating the public in their role in preventing street crime.
During the operation, the police will be undertaking covert policing and increasing their resources to respond quickly to street crime offences. The MPS Territorial Support Group, Police Community Support Officer’s and front line operational police officers will also be deployed on high visibility patrols in current hotspots to reassure the public stop and search known street crime offenders.
The public have a role to play too and the police's message is simple: keep valuables out of sight whenever possible. When you do have to take your phone or cash out in a public place, be aware of who’s around you. Street robbers tend to be opportunistic – don’t make yourself an easy target.
Detective Superintendent Crime, Chris Foster said: “This campaign will send a clear message to those committing street crimethat there is a greater chance of being arrested, charged and brought before the courts for this offence. We are determined to stop street criminals offending and profiting from their crime. But most of all we are determined to make Ealing Borough’s streets even safer. This campaign outlines our commitment to reducing street crime and hopefully goes some way to transferring the fear of street crime from the victim to the offender.”
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February 14th, 2004