Police cuts hit hard in Awsworth Road
11 February 2019
Councillor James Dawson joined party members out on the doorsteps last week talking to residents in Awsworth Road ward about rising crime and anti-social behaviour.
Concerns have been raised by the increase in drug related crime and anti-social behaviour and the demands it has placed on a depleted police force. The increases in crime and anti-social behaviour reflect the the trend across Derbyshire where public order offences and violent crime are up 40% and 24% respectively since 337 police officers were cut from the service.
Councillor Dawson said. “Obviously having an apathetic Tory Council and Tory Government in control makes it difficult to resolve the matter but we are working with the resources we do have available to try and keep residents safe. I am currently in touch with police and other agencies to set up a round table discussion on how we can best support residents in the most affected areas.”
In the meantime residents are being urged to report any incidents they witness so as to ensure police are getting an accurate understanding of the issues.