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Making Croydon safe for all
08/10/2008 20:50:00

At Monday night's Council meeting, my colleague Cllr Steve O'Connell announced a package of measures to deal with the recent increase in youth violence.

I particularly welcome the extra police on our streets, the emphasis on early intervention - identifying young children who are at risk of getting involved in violent crime and working with them and their parents to keep them out of trouble rather than waiting until they are committing such crimes (as advocated by the Croydon-based WAVE trust) - and the new approach the police are trialling of picking up young people who are out on the streets late at night and taking them home to their parents or guardians, triggering a visit from a Council social worker.

Three Croydon teenagers have lost their lives to knife crime in the last three months. But though they are the most tragic victims of this problem, they are far from the only ones. Many of the people I meet are now scared to come into the town centre at night, preventing them from enjoying the great nightlife that our town has to offer. They are victims too and tackling this problem is this administration's top priority.

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