Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Praise for results of crime reduction work

Barbara has praised the work of the police, community wardens and local people in tackling crime in the area.

Barbara was speaking after a visit by Cabinet Minister, Hilary Armstrong, who came to Little Hulton to hear first-hand about the success of a government-funded policing initiative. Little Hulton was made a Policing Priority Area in 2003 with the aim of reducing crime and improving police performance.

During the visit, the Minister and Barbara heard about the main actions taken to reduce burglary, vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour and to work on cleaning up local areas and cutting down on the number of empty properties.

The Little Hulton Policing Priority Area received extra funding from government to improve crime reduction. After 18 months, results show a 37% reduction in robbery, 45% reduction in theft from cars, 20% reduction in burglary from houses and 45% reduction in other burglaries.

Barbara said:

“The work by the police, community wardens and council staff has resulted in significant improvements in most of the crime figures – with the biggest improvements achieved in reducing crimes of robbery and theft from cars.”

“There is still much to do locally, particularly on anti-social behaviour. Having made some real improvements, this important work carries on through neighbourhood policing, the neighbourhood team and the community wardens - who are doing a great job”

“Salford is getting extra help from government to tackle anti-social behaviour as a TOGETHER Action Area and the “IT’S YOUR CALL” Actionline will encourage local people to report anti-social behaviour.”

The Little Hulton Policing Priority Area received extra funding from government to improve crime reduction. After 18 months, results show a 37% reduction in robbery, 45% reduction in theft from cars, 20% reduction in burglary from houses and 45% reduction in other burglaries. Salford is also a "TOGETHER" Action Area getting extra help to tackle anti-social behaviour and soon to have an "IT’S YOUR CALL" Actionline to encourage the reporting of anti-social behaviour.

Crime Reduction

Hilary Armstong and Barbara Keeley with community wardens from Little Hulton.

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