A ‘public reassurance’ campaign is being launched in the Wrexham area today to highlight the partnership working of North Wales Police, Wrexham County Borough Council and partner agencies.
Figures released claim that in the past year overall crime has reduced in the Wrexham area by 4.1%, with more than 400 fewer people being the victim of crime compared to the previous twelve months.
Detective Inspector Neil Harrison from Wrexham Police said: “This is good news for Wrexham and provides reassurance that the town is a safe place to live, work and visit. The hard work of all the partner agencies will continue and we will build on the success of past year.
“The message I would like to get across is the role that the community of Wrexham have in relation to reducing crime further. I would urge people to keep their property secure and out of view at all times, reducing the opportunities that criminals have to commit offences”
As part of the campaign a series of Crime Prevention awareness events have been arranged which will help and encourage residents in the County Borough to take responsibility for their property and reduce their risk of becoming victims of crime.
Events details are listed below:
- Tuesday 1st April 2014 : Asda Store, Wrexham – 10.00am – 12.30pm
- Wednesday 2nd April 2014 : Tesco Store, Wrexham – 10.00am -12.30pm
- Thursday 3rd April 2014: M&S, Eagles Meadow Wrexham – 1pm – 3pm
- Friday 4th April 2014: Argos , Island Green Wrexham – 1pm – 3pm
- Monday 7th April 2014: Co-op Market Street Rhos – 12pm – 3pm
- Tuesday 8th April 2014: Tesco Stores , Gwersyllt – 12pm – 3pm
- Wednesday 9th April 2014 : Tesco Stores Cefn Mawr – 930am – 1pm
In addition to the events the Partnership will be proactively promoting the campaign using a range of methods including social media, web based advice and guidance, adverts and information on buses in the County Borough.*
Wrexham County Borough Council Lead Member for Communities Collaboration and Partnerships, Councillor Hugh Jones has said; “By working together in partnership Wrexham County Borough Council and North Wales Police aim to make Wrexham a place where people feel safe and secure both at home and in the community.
“We are committed to strengthening the partnership to deliver better outcomes for all our residents”
Residents and visitors to the County Borough are encouraged to contact the Police on 101 if they see anything suspicious, or have any information that may be of assistance. Alternatively information may be provided anonymously by calling
Crimestoppers Wales on 0800 555 111. As always, in an emergency always ring 999.
(*This article on Wrexham.com is not a paid article or advert, and is one we are proactively running after seeing a release via an email alert we have signed up for.)