Police crackdown sees crime fall by a fifth

Police crackdown sees crime fall by a fifth

Police crackdown sees crime fall by a fifth

Weymouth and Portland Neighbourhood Inspector Pete Browning

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CRIME falls by a fifth in Weymouth after police crackdown.

Dorset Police chiefs say crime in the Melcombe Regis area of Weymouth has fallen by 20 per cent and anti-social behaviour has reduced by 19 per cent, over the past four years.

Officers said that since June 2013 a small dedicated team has carried out patrols to give an increased police presence in the Melcombe Regis, Nothe and Chapelhay areas of Weymouth.

The patrols have been part of Operation Champion, a dedicated initiative aimed at tackling criminal activity and providing reassurance to residents.

Drug and cash seizures, as well as ‘significant arrests’ have been made, leading to the disruption of drug supplies in to the town and the break-up of a number of the drug networks, officers said.

Weymouth and Portland Neighbourhood Inspector Pete Browning said officers now want to build on this success and will be continuing to work with their colleagues as part of a multi-agency approach, including the local council.

He said: “We have a shared overall objective to improve the lives of the residents and visitors of Weymouth and Portland.

“The disruption of drug supply in to Weymouth and Portland is just one strand of the continued operation. I want to continue to build on this success to see a sustained reduction in crime whilst also focusing on some of the wider issues facing the town.”

He added: “I am very keen for the community to get involved and assist us by reporting anything unusual. Are there suspicious people in your area who you do not recognise? Do you know who your neighbours are? “Do you know the vulnerable members of your community? Talk to your neighbours and please check they are OK.”

Inspector Browning is urging members of the public who have concerns, suspicions or any information about the misuse of drugs to call Dorset Police on 101 or to call the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

N To keep up to date with the operation, search for Weymouth and Portland Safer Neighbourhood Team on Facebook and liking the page or follow Weymouth and Portland Police on Twitter.

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10:24am Mon 7 Apr 14

cosmick says...

Do we belive this or are we just moving numbers around. Also you can choose not to charge people which helps.
Do we belive this or are we just moving numbers around. Also you can choose not to charge people which helps. cosmick
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11:33am Mon 7 Apr 14

marabout says...

What fabulous news and a great effort by the local bobbies.

A 20% reductuion in crime is a superb effort. Thanks to their hard work, 20% of criminals have decided to go straight and have turned their backs on criminality.
What fabulous news and a great effort by the local bobbies. A 20% reductuion in crime is a superb effort. Thanks to their hard work, 20% of criminals have decided to go straight and have turned their backs on criminality. marabout
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3:36pm Mon 7 Apr 14

2539 says...

marabout wrote:
What fabulous news and a great effort by the local bobbies.

A 20% reductuion in crime is a superb effort. Thanks to their hard work, 20% of criminals have decided to go straight and have turned their backs on criminality.
not sure it said anything about anyone getting on the straight and narrow. Re-location is most likely therfor not falling under the areas in which these figures are calculated.

Crack down on drug issues can go on until people are blue in the face in these areas as this is the "end of the line" for the trade and your only getting rid of the street pushers which are replaced at the drop of a hat. Go up the "tree" a little further and you may actually make some progress.

The amount of times dorset police claimed to have reduced certain types of crime in certain areas by certain percentages are evidently unrealistic as both Dorset police and The Echo report decreases in these ares every so often only for there no be no noticeable difference to the public who have to live amongst and be the victims of crimes that are carried out along side this way of live.

Justifying jobs I think.
[quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: What fabulous news and a great effort by the local bobbies. A 20% reductuion in crime is a superb effort. Thanks to their hard work, 20% of criminals have decided to go straight and have turned their backs on criminality.[/p][/quote]not sure it said anything about anyone getting on the straight and narrow. Re-location is most likely therfor not falling under the areas in which these figures are calculated. Crack down on drug issues can go on until people are blue in the face in these areas as this is the "end of the line" for the trade and your only getting rid of the street pushers which are replaced at the drop of a hat. Go up the "tree" a little further and you may actually make some progress. The amount of times dorset police claimed to have reduced certain types of crime in certain areas by certain percentages are evidently unrealistic as both Dorset police and The Echo report decreases in these ares every so often only for there no be no noticeable difference to the public who have to live amongst and be the victims of crimes that are carried out along side this way of live. Justifying jobs I think. 2539
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