Crime Prevention Push Set

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Byline: Ana Vlastaras ana.vlastaras@dailyexaminer.com.au

A NEW and user-friendly crime prevention booklet has been released by the Mid-North Coast Crime Prevention Network with the aim of achieving consistent and appropriate reporting of crime.

Through studies, forums and surveys that were conducted during 2007, it was shown that the presence of crime and particularly minor crimes such as antisocial behaviour, impacts upon people's quality of life.

To increase general awareness within the community and make it a bit easier and hassle-free to report crime, the Report It Don't Ignore It booklet has been introduced across the region.

Areas of release include the Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Nambucca and Greater Taree, to encourage the reporting of crime right along the Mid-North Coast.

This method of combating crime within our community is similar to methods used in a few Sydney Suburbs such as Penrith.

Carolyn Wilks, a crime prevention officer, has had an integral role in the crime prevention plan, and the Report It Don't Ignore It booklet coming into play.

"It helps put people in touch with the right people at the right time," she said. …

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