Signage alerting people to crime-cutting CCTV in Derbyshire
Posted by Nicole Stevens.
Warning signs have been installed in a Derbyshire town to alert people to the presence of a CCTV system that has helped to make a significant reduction in crime.
Figures show that crime levels in Swadlincote dropped from April to September this year, the BBC reports.
Occurrences of shoplifting fell by 46 per cent, while thefts from vehicles dropped by 42 per cent. Calls to police regarding instances of anti-social behaviour also fell by over a third.
Since July, a £50,000 CCTV system has been in operation on some of Swadlincote's main shopping streets.
Councillor Bob Wheeler, chair of the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership, told the news provider: "Traders and shoppers have commented on the new atmosphere in the town centre and we are confident that work done by the partnership has made a significant contribution to this."
More warning signs have been put up to alert people to the system's presence.
Between September 27th and November 8th this year, the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership ran Operation Relentless, aimed at cutting nuisance behaviour in the county.
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