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A Safer City For All

January 31, 2011 8:04 AM

Good news for all with the release of the latest set of crime figures. Reported crime has continued to fall every year since 2004/5. From a high of 36.232 down to 26,128 crimes in 2009/10. Further good news is that figures for 10/11 show a downward trend - down a further 8.2% from April to December.

Valuable Lessons

More than 200 car owners have received advice from police after their vehicles were seen parked with items left on display. Patrolling police officers and Community Support Officers as well as Neighbourhood Wardens are keeping a look out for vehicles with valuables left on view which could be attractive to thieves. Once a vulnerable vehicle is spotted, the registration number is noted and a letter is forwarded to the registered keeper offering crime prevention advice. The scheme warns motorists of the dangers of leaving items - such as mobile phones, cash and sat navs - on display.

Newcastle City Watch

Newcastle City Watch (www.newcastlecitywatch.co.uk) is promoted by Northumbria Police and the Newcastle Community Safety Partnership. This is a new website linked to Pubwatch, Neighbourhood Watch, Shop Watch, Cafe Watch, Hotel and Uni Watch. Members can sign up and get information and latest news about their local watch scheme.