Crime falls in Hertfordshire

Kevin Snow16th June 2008

Crime in Hertfordshire fell by over 12% last year, making the county one of the safest places to live, work or visit in the country.

Despite this some people say they don’t feel as safe as they are. “Safer Herts”, a campaign to tell people that Hertfordshire is a safe place, has just been launched.

Crime falling in HertfordshireThe county council, together with the district and borough councils, fire and rescue, police, health and voluntary organisations are working together to spread the Safer Herts message.

There are now record numbers of local police officers and police community support officers working with local communities to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime.

Hertfordshire now has the lowest crime figures for six years. Our town centres and streets are safer with violent crime and robbery both falling by more than a fifth. Serious violent crime fell by almost a third.

The campaign also aims to discourage the myth that young people hanging around in groups are always causing trouble.

A survey will be carried out in June and July to see if the campaign has been successful.