Safer Leeds sets out the priorities for 2013

The crime fighting partnership Safer Leeds has put in place five key priorities for 2013.

As well as continuing to work across all aspects of crime in the city, the partnership will focus on the following key themes;

- Tackling domestic abuse

- Reducing re-offending

- Improving our understanding of child sexual exploitation

- Dealing with dangerous ‘legal highs’ and cannabis

- Strengthening community engagement and support to victims

Working with the police, relevant departments in the council and other partners, Safer Leeds will continue to focus activity and heighten awareness of these issues.

Councillor Peter Gruen, chair of Safer Leeds said:

“The Safer Leeds partnership is committed to keeping the city of Leeds safe and making sure it is the best city to live and work in.

“This year we have five key priorities, which we will be focusing our efforts on.

“We will of course still continue with excellent work already undertaken to reduce the burglary rates and reduce anti social behaviour in the city, alongside these other priorities.”

Superintendent Keith Gilert, who heads Safer Leeds, said:

"The work that goes on daily across the partnership is hugely important in reducing crime, tackling anti-social behaviour and protecting the vulnerable. We have achieved considerable successes this last year and want to build on these in 2013."

Work to reduce burglary has seen a 35% reduction in break-ins to people’s homes in the last year, and a continued focus on improving victims’ satisfaction in relation to tackling Anti-Social Behaviour, will also continue to be a focus for the partnership moving forward.


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