Crime down in Greater Manchester – Hunter

May 17, 2013 8:14 AM
Mark with Police

Mark with local police

At his latest meeting with senior police officers in Stockport today, local Lib Dem MP Mark Hunter congratulated officers on the falling anti-social behaviour figures across the area.

This week's Queen Speech announced measureswill take further action to tackle anti-socal behaviour in Greater Manchester. The news comes as figures reveal that the number of incidents of anti-social behaviour inGreater Manchester has already fallen by 31.6%since the Coalition Government came to power.

Among other measures, the legislation in the Queen's Speech will introduce a Community Trigger, ensuring communities can instigate investigations if they have not been dealt with properly up to that point, and a Community Remedy which will give victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour a say in the punishment of the offender once they've admitted guilt.

Commenting, Mark said:

"Liberal Democrats want to create a stronger economy in a fairer society. That can only be achieved if our communities feel safe and able to go about their daily business.

"That's why tackling anti-social behaviour is so important to me and my colleagues. Our approach has seen almost 70,000 less cases of anti-social behaviour each year across the area than in 2009/10.

"Labour used to talk tough on anti-social behaviour but their record showed a continued failure to deliver safer communities: more than half of their flagship ASBOs were breached and failed.

"Involving the community in punishing anti-social behaviour is shown to be effective and can transform how we deal with such behaviour.

"Liberal Democrats have introduced these measures to great effect at a local level and will now oversee introducing these proven measures across England."

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