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Residents urged to complete crime survey

Published Thursday, 02 February 2012

Enfield Council and police are urging residents to complete this year's Crime Survey and help the borough make sure its resources are being directed at the right types of crime and anti-social behaviour.

The results of the borough's Crime Survey will help to shape the work that Enfield's key organisations undertake to tackle crime in the borough over the next year.

Overall, crime in Enfield has dropped in the last 12 months with gun crime halving, violent crime dropping four per cent, robbery down ten per cent, rape down nearly six per cent and other sexual offences dropping by 13 per cent.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety Cllr Christine Hamilton, said: "I'm very pleased that together with the police we are bringing crime down in Enfield, but we are never complacent and we know we have to continue working really hard to make our borough even safer.

"This survey gives residents the chance to tell us what crimes and anti-social behaviour they think we should be focusing our efforts on so I'd urge people to log on and take the time to get involved in our fight against crime in Enfield."

Chief Inspector Ian Kibblewhite, Safer Neighbourhoods Lead for Enfield Police said: "We are very keen to hear the views of Enfield's communities  on how they are affected by crime and  anti-social behaviour. Reported crime was down again last year and we are concentrating this year on residential burglary,  serious  youth violence and  domestic violence and  hate  crime. This survey is the ideal opportunity for everyone to provide feedback on what concerns them in their area. "

Residents can visit to complete the survey or attend a public meeting on Tuesday 7 February at 7pm in the Civic Centre, where they can ask representatives of the Safer and Stronger Communities Board, such as the Council's Chief Executive, the Borough Commander from the police and fire brigade, plus representatives from the probation and health services and Cllr Chris Bond, questions.

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