Booklets Help in the Fight against Crime; 120,000 COPIES GO OUT TO BUSINESSES AND HOMES THROUGHOUT CITY
Byline: LUCY WILSON
HOMES in Coventry will soon be getting a booklet telling them how crime has fallen in Coventry and what the powers-that-be are doing to try and make the city a safer place.
The booklet, called Coventry's Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy 2002-2005 First Year Review, was launched by Stella Manzie, chairman of the Coventry community safety partnership.
The booklet, going out to 120,000 homes in the city, reminds people that recent crime figures showed burglary fell 4.6 per cent last year and 14 per cent the previous year, robberies fell 24 per cent last year and both youth crime and car crime are falling.
There are also details of crime prevention measures in the city such as locked gates being installed across back alley entrances, neighbourhood wardens, more CCTV cameras and reminders to motorists not to leave valuables on show in their cars.
The booklet is part of the city's crime and disorder strategy. This is a three-year drive which started last year to reduce crime and disorder and tackle problems caused by drug and alcohol abuse. …