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SALFORD SEES ‘WORRYING’ RISE IN CRIME PARTICULARLY IN BROUGHTON
 

Star date: 16th March 2017

VIOLENT CRIME UP 15%, BURGLARY UP 12%, OVERALL CRIME UP 7%

At yesterday's full meeting of Salford City Council, figures were disclosed showing an upsurge of crime in the city after reductions over the last few years. Violent crime is up 15%; burglary, particularly in Broughton, is up 12%; hate crime is up 4% and, overall, all types of crime has risen by 7%.

Councillor David Lancaster, Lead Member for Community Safety, said "the trend is worrying to say the least".

Full details here...


At yesterday's full council meeting, as Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, spoke of the city's success in attracting investment and development, a question from Broughton Councillor, Jim King, showed the reverse side of the equation.

Councillor King asked for a comment on the fact that crime in his ward of Broughton had gone up by 8%, to which Councillor David Lancaster, Lead Member for Community Safety, responded that burglary from dwellings, particularly in Broughton, had actually gone up by 12% over the last twelve months, February 2016 to February 2017.

"Crime and disorder has been reducing in Salford for the last three years" he explained "This year the trend is worrying to say the least..."

He then gave the latest crime figures which show that overall crime in Salford has risen by 7% - with violent crime up 15%, stealing up 3%, hate crime, particularly in Kersal, up 4%, theft from vehicles up 2% and domestic related crime up 1%. Meanwhile, theft of cars has reduced and anti-social behaviour has fallen by 3%.

"We've got to strive to improve it" said Councillor Lancaster, adding that the crime figures are only based on reported crime, urging residents to report all crimes even if it means the figures rising again... "We're always being told it's not a correct record of what's happening on the ground..."

He explained that the Greater Manchester Police budget had been reduced by £118million* since 2010, that there were now two thousand fewer officers - "a massive fall" – and that the number of PCSOs - which made a "massive difference" - had been reduced significantly... "However" he added "This year the Police Commissioner has agreed we should recruit more PCSOs."

Salford's overall crime rise of 7%, Councillor Lancaster explained, compared favourably with Greater Manchester as a whole, which saw all crimes increase by 10% on average...

Specifically for Salford, he concluded, "We have an action plan in place at hotspots, and hopefully we will have some success..."


Update: 19th March

As the Councillor Lancaster response was a verbal report, the Star misheard the amount of cuts, which were meant to be a £180million cut. The real figure is actually £183million cut. The Star is happy to set the record straight.

Arnold Rimmer wrote
at 15:05:17 on 23 March 2017
Didn't GMP have their wrist slapped for not recording or mis-recording 25% of crimes the other year. If they've fixed that, then the increase is just the more accurate reporting and not an increase in the crimes themselves.
 
Reap what you sow wrote
at 13:34:41 on 17 March 2017
It makes you wonder whether breaking up existing communities and replacing them with new "better" ones has anything to do with this.
 
MPG wrote
at 06:41:17 on 17 March 2017
This is the typical officers working for GMP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gxI4ToNKGQ The officer has a very checkered past, would you call the police if this is who may turn up. This is why they don't investigate crime, too busy working for the corporations, councils and baliffs.
 
Escobar Central wrote
at 21:31:24 on 16 March 2017
When you walk down the high street and your children ask you what's that smell!!! Oh yes children its the smell of Cannabis!!! Drug pushers flogging there merchandise to School children, Drug deals going down on the High street in daylight!!! They need to increase police numbers and not substitute them
 
Gareth L wrote
at 17:12:10 on 16 March 2017
Do the crime statistics take into account the increase in population? Are they per capita or reported incidents?
 
part time socailist wrote
at 12:10:03 on 16 March 2017
Reality check we have a None seen Labour Crime Commissioner, PCSOs who in reality are glorified traffic wardens and no Police. Half the crime goes unreported and what does they get a slap on the wrist and a warning. Policing in this city is none existent, when did you last see a copper walking down your street? unless you where speeding or a anti fracker. Labour say it's a worry try bloody living amongst it.
 
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