Blueprint for tackling crime in Wolverhampton unveiled

A multi-agency plan for tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in Wolverhampton and making the city a safer place to live has been launched.

 Wolverhampton P&C plan

The Wolverhampton Local Policing and Crime Plan 2014/15 has been unveiled by Wolverhampton City Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities Councillor Elias Mattu, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones and the city's Local Policing Unit Commander Chief Superintendent Simon Hyde.

The plan sets out the main priorities for the coming year and aims to build on successes achieved in recent years; levels of recorded crime have fallen by 18 per cent since 2010 with almost 4,000 fewer crimes, with notable improvements in adult reoffending, youth offending, drug treatment, knife crime, robberies and satisfaction levels.

It was put together following consultation with residents carried out by the Wolverhampton Local Policing and Crime Board, which was formed in 2013 and made up of a number of partner organisations.

As well as working to address the four strategic priorities for the city of Reducing reoffending, gangs and youth crime, substance misuse and violence against women and girls, it also sets out proposals for tackling the 'neighbourhood-specific' issues of anti-social behaviour, speeding and inconsiderate parking, prostitution and drug dealing, which affect certain Wolverhampton areas.  

Councillor Mattu said: "The Wolverhampton Local Policing and Crime Plan sets out how we will adopt a partnership approach to ensuring our city is a safer place to live, work and visit.

"We have listened to what concerns our residents the most and we will now work hard to ensure that we tackle these and other issues across Wolverhampton."

Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones said: "This Plan has been created through consultation with people in their neighbourhoods.

"It is one of the building blocks of the overarching Police and Crime Plan for the West Midlands and is a key driver to make sure that the needs of people in Wolverhampton are being met by their local police."

Chief Superintendent Simon Hyde said: "It is vital that those officers who serve local people are held accountable for the way in which the city is policed.

"The police and crime plan for Wolverhampton is drawn-up in consultation with local people and ensures we and our partners are tackling the issues which matter most to local people. It is against this plan that our performance will be measured and all of us will be striving to deliver."

A copy of the Wolverhampton Local Policing and Crime Plan is available from  

http://www.saferwton.org.uk/