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Crime in student areas drops by 28 percent thanks to safety stickers campaign

15th October 2010 | Warning Signs, Door Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander.

A scheme in Bradford that sees businesses using safety stickers to alert the city's students to local 'safe spots' has seen crime drop dramatically, it has been reported.

According to the Telegraph & Argus, the numbers of assaults in student areas has dropped by 28 per cent up in the year to the end of August, when compared to the previous year. Public order offences also dropped by a quarter.

The positive results have been credited to the Safe Spot scheme, organised by the police in accordance with City Centre Beat, a crime reuction partnership, and the city's university and college.

"Businesses who signed up to the scheme displayed the Student Safe Spot sticker in their window. These allowed any students who felt in danger, or were lost, to use them as a safe haven to call police or a friend," inspector Kevin Pickles, from Bradford South Police, told the newspaper.

He added that the scheme was particularly targeted around international students and said he was pleased that the safety stickers campaign had proven to have "a genuine impact".

Bradford University currently has students from over 100 countries around the world.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800118171-ADNFCR


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