Reduce crime, the fear of crime, substance misuse and anti-social behaviour
Transform Nottingham’s neighbourhood.
In the last five years overall crime has fallen by a third in Nottingham and the fear of crime has also declined. Nonetheless, crime is still too high. Nottingham still has the highest crime rate of all the Core Cities and it is still seen as a key issue by many Nottingham residents.
Some 52% of offenders are under 25 years old. Too many of our young people are involved in crime or anti-social behaviour and some of the city’s ethnic groups are disproportionately represented. There is also a strong link between crime and drugs activity. We estimate that there are 4,000 problem drug users in the city, half of them under 34 years old. There is also a strong link between crime and deprivation. Criminality is also deeply ingrained in some small sections of the community.
We are determined to continue our work to reduce crime further, even though the recession may make this difficult in the short term. We have put in place a five point framework, as set out below, to tackle crime in both the public and private spheres, responding to the evidence and what people are saying to us. We also recognise the important of tackling the causes of crime and will work closely with other partners to achieve this long term aim.