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Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
To reduce the amount of cycle theft in Leicester City Centre.
Issued: February 2018
What we are doing:It has been noticed during daily analysis of crimes occurring that there has been multiple reports of theft of pushbikes from the area. Our officers will provide high visibility patrols in the areas where bikes are locked up. We will continue to offer crime prevention advice, offer secure D-locks to deter thefts and improve security at our community engagements. Officers will make active enquiries with establishments who purchase bikes, ensuring that any stolen bikes inadvertently purchased are returned to their rightful owners. We will also review CCTV should thefts occur to identify potential suspects and actively seek to arrest and disrupt their criminal actions. Issued: February 2018
To reduce the amount of commercial burglaries taking place around the City Centre.
Issued: January 2018
What we are doing:There has been a number of commercial burglaries recently, however officers have previously done a large amount of work on this type of crime and recently arrests have been made. Burglaries are still taking place but have reduced since the arrests. Officers will be keeping a close eye on this type of crime and would ask that if you have any concerns that you contact your local beat team who can arrange a security check with a crime prevention officer. UPDATE: FEB 2018 Officers are using targeted patrol plans to increase visibility in the city to deter this crime. We are working in closely with businesses and partner agencies, using multiple intelligence sources to identify those responsible. When suspects are identified they are actively sought without delay. There have been a number of recent arrests, with suspects being charged and brought before the courts. Issued: February 2018
To reduce the amount of shop theft within the City Centre.
Issued: January 2018
What we are doing:A large amount of work has been done around shop theft and Leicestershire Police have been working with various retailers to increase the amount of outlets that use City Watch Radio. Officers have targeted those who cause most harm and the number of shop thefts taking place has reduced. Issued: January 2018
To reduce the incidents of vehicle crime.
Issued: December 2017
What we are doing:The most important thing you can do is protect yourself, your property and you’re valuables from harm. Do not make yourself an easy target! Historically vehicle theft around the festive season tends to rise a little, although this has not been seen The City Centre team would like to ensure the community is aware of the steps they can take to help keep their vehicles safe. LEAVE IT ON SHOW EXPECT IT TO GO, always remove valuables from your vehicle REMOVE SAT NAVS – remove the cradle as well and wipe away the residue left behind. Criminals may look for this. ICY MORNING? Do not leave your car running and unattended. Remember Lock it or lose it UPDATE JAN 2018 Unfortunately Leicestershire Police have seen a rise in theft from motor vehicle. During December 2017 a number of local officers and Police Support Volunteers conducted leaflet drops in the main car parks in the City Centre. The Police Support Volunteers focused on prevention work to educate drivers of the potential issues. In a modern world we all rush to get to work or get to the shops but a few small tasks when leaving your vehicle could prevent you from becoming a victim. Please follow the crime prevention advice and report any suspicious behaviour by calling 101. UPDATE FEB 2018 Officers continue to conduct targeted patrols where offences are occurring. We are working alongside partner agencies and the owners of car parks in an effort to improve security and deter offences. Officers and Police Support Volunteers have also actively provided crime prevention advice to members of the public during community engagement events. Issued: February 2018