21 February 2008
Safer Caerphilly County Borough Community Safety Partnership and its teams of Community Safety Wardens and CCTV operators are extremely effective in helping fight against crime and disorder in the local area.
In the last quarter alone, the Safer Caerphilly mobile CCTV unit patrolled in an impressive 87 different locations in the local area.
This strongly reinforces the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership's strategy in which the aim is to continue to support CCTV expansion and high visibility patrolling initiatives and campaigns in order to reassure local communities by reducing the fear of crime.
Similarly for the same period, Safer Caerphilly's team of Community Safety Wardens patrolled for an impressive 2063.5 hours, covering a grand total of 8914 miles. The wardens also visited a total of 792 areas in this period, with 769 visits being to hotspot areas; 18 new hotspot areas were also identified. In addition, the wardens attended a total of 47 meetings in the last quarter, including a 100% attendance record for PACT meetings.
Caerphilly County Borough Councils cabinet member for the environment, Cllr David Poole said, "These excellent figures give a clear indication of the amount of work that is being undertaken in the Caerphilly County Borough area in the fight against crime and disorder. Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership is at the forefront of these improvements, and hopefully through continued multi agency working we will be able to continue in our quest to combat crime and disorder in the area more successfully than ever before for many years to come."
In a recent household survey undertaken throughout the county borough, the results show that an excellent 87% of residents asked said that they generally felt safe during the day or after dark whilst walking in their local neighbourhoods.
In addition, the perceived levels of crime in Caerphilly County Borough as a whole and in neighbourhoods and town centres in the area has significantly improved since the last household survey in 2005 (an increase of 5% of respondents on 2005's figures thought that the levels of crime in their area had got better or stayed the same.
Safer Caerphilly County Borough is a multi-agency organisation whose five statutory organisations are Caerphilly County Borough Council, Gwent Police, Caerphilly Local Health Board, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Gwent Police Authority. It works to combat crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime in the county borough.
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