Police clampdown on prostitution, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour leads to lower crime in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Police clampdown on prostitution, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour leads to lower crime in Bournemouth Police clampdown on prostitution, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour leads to lower crime in Bournemouth

POLICE operations to target prostitution, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour have led to lower crime levels in Bournemouth East, according to police.

December 2013 saw the fewest number of crimes in a month in five years at 334 compared with a peak of 580 in August 2009.

Figures covering April last year to date show an overall fall in crime of 10 per cent.

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Weeks said: “I am encouraged by the latest crime statistics and believe this is due to the numerous initiatives taking place in the area to combat crime and anti-social behaviour. There is still work to be done and I am reminding residents to make sure they take some simple crime prevention steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

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1:53pm Tue 11 Feb 14

bbird says...

Keep it up. Seem like a lot of them around still.
Keep it up. Seem like a lot of them around still. bbird

2:03pm Tue 11 Feb 14

beachcomber1 says...

police clampdown leads to lower crime - well there's a surprise!
police clampdown leads to lower crime - well there's a surprise! beachcomber1

2:10pm Tue 11 Feb 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Yeah right!?
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We all know they have reclassified 'crimes' to fudge their statistics.
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That's bad enough but to claim these result are from clampdowns are frankly insulting
Yeah right!? . We all know they have reclassified 'crimes' to fudge their statistics. . That's bad enough but to claim these result are from clampdowns are frankly insulting HRH of Boscombe

2:24pm Tue 11 Feb 14

smhinto says...

Police clamp down on anti-social behaviour, now there's a laugh.
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Hee hee hee, haw haw haw, ha ha ha ha Chortle Chortle!! I can hardly breath in!!
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All we read about here on the news in the echo is rapes, assaults, muggings, drunken behaviour.
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Police clamp down - What rubbish!!
Police clamp down on anti-social behaviour, now there's a laugh. . Hee hee hee, haw haw haw, ha ha ha ha Chortle Chortle!! I can hardly breath in!! . All we read about here on the news in the echo is rapes, assaults, muggings, drunken behaviour. . Police clamp down - What rubbish!! smhinto

2:43pm Tue 11 Feb 14

simcal says...

I take it that's reported crime. Now how many p[eople don't bother to report it because it's a waste of time?
I take it that's reported crime. Now how many p[eople don't bother to report it because it's a waste of time? simcal

4:45pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

Figures covering April last year to date show an overall fall in crime of 10 per cent.
I think the word "reported" has been left out of that statement..
Figures covering April last year to date show an overall fall in crime of 10 per cent. I think the word "reported" has been left out of that statement.. Hessenford

4:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

street warrior says...

Still see working girls every night on the streets of boscombe - more bulls**T from the Inspector, must be making it look good for a promotion? I think in previous statement from Hessenford hits the nail on the head "REPORTED"
Still see working girls every night on the streets of boscombe - more bulls**T from the Inspector, must be making it look good for a promotion? I think in previous statement from Hessenford hits the nail on the head "REPORTED" street warrior

7:03pm Tue 11 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Show me hard proof of this, I'm not interested in stats, take me for a drive and show me , the only activity I see is VOSA ON THE A31, can someone remind me if the police still work at night or do they have an excuse not to since the street lamps went out
Show me hard proof of this, I'm not interested in stats, take me for a drive and show me , the only activity I see is VOSA ON THE A31, can someone remind me if the police still work at night or do they have an excuse not to since the street lamps went out cheeriedriteup

7:10pm Tue 11 Feb 14

silkcut says...

Didn't realise there was any prostitution in Bournemouth East...Anybody got any clues?
Didn't realise there was any prostitution in Bournemouth East...Anybody got any clues? silkcut

10:03am Thu 13 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

silkcut wrote:
Didn't realise there was any prostitution in Bournemouth East...Anybody got any clues?
I'd like some postcodes if you have any .
[quote][p][bold]silkcut[/bold] wrote: Didn't realise there was any prostitution in Bournemouth East...Anybody got any clues?[/p][/quote]I'd like some postcodes if you have any . Sir Beachy Head

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