Lower Crime Rates In the Cannock Chase…..
7th April 2014
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Anti-social behaviour has reduced by 14% in 2012/13 and by 55% over the last 6 years. Violent crime has reduced by 30% since 2007/08 and serious acquisitive crime, including domestic burglary, vehicle crime, and robbery by 39%. However these types of crime account for more than a third of all recorded crime within the district. 
Criminal damage has reduced by 23% in the past year and by almost half since 2007/08. The rate (per 1,000 residents) of these crimes is still above the county rate and despite these reductions they remain priorities for the district. 
The Chase Community Partnership has 3 main community safety priorities; Increased Assurance in the Community, Improved Living Environment and Reduced Offending Behaviour. 
A feeling the difference survey was conducted and told us that Cannock Chase’s residents generally feel safe however crime is still viewed as a priority and a proportion of residents are fearful of crime, in particular after dark. 
Despite the reductions in crime and disorder, there has been little or no change in residents’ feelings of safety or perceptions of crime. 
The Chase Community Partnership will continue to work to increase feelings of safety, particularly after dark, thereby increasing assurance in the community and improving quality of life for residents. 
The partnership will continue to provide support to members of the community who are most at risk and need support, particularly victims of violent and serious acquisitive crime. 
Domestic abuse among young people has been identified as a priority for Cannock Chase therefore younger members of the community will continue to be supported. 
The partnership aims to make Cannock Chase an increasingly safe, health and prosperous place to live, work and socialise therefore issues such as misuse of alcohol particularly among young people will be addressed.
Reducing re-offending is also recognised as fundamental to reducing crime in local communities, therefore continued work with partner agencies and the Integrated Offender Management (IOM) framework  will be carried out to break the destructive cycle of crime.  
Councillor Mike Holder, Leader of Crime and Partnerships, said 
“It is important to share these statistics with the residents of Cannock Chase to show that crime levels are falling within the District. It is also positive to note that work will continue through the Chase Community Partnership to increase residents’ feelings of safety”
Inspector Paul Cooke, Cannock Police, said
These results are the positive impact that the community, Partners and
Police working together can achieve. We will continue to work with our
communities and partners to make the Cannock Chase district a safe place to live. 
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