Community Response To Council Crime Prevention Activity

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Residents Seek Reassurance From Councils About Crime Prevention When crime rates within local communities rise, residents look to the people who they’ve elected to represent them for reassurance. When crime rates rise Councils need to investigate why this is happening. The first step in this process is to take a look at the community safety initiatives they have put in place and assess their responsiveness to increasing rates of crime, or if additional action is necessary to keep the community and its residents protected. Community response to the impact of crime. When local councils analyse crime prevention it is in the interest of the community for this information to be publicly available. Reports in local newspapers showing real statistics, and the strategies being used by authorities to combat them, provide the community with a sense of confidence that something is being done to increase their safety. Local newspapers have a habit of dramatising events such as petty crime and the public perception can be out of alignment with what is actually happening out in the community. Local authorities can address apprehension the residents may have by providing a platform where residents can raise their concerns, allowing councils and authorities to respond with accuracy and confidence in the information they give out.   1. What security measures are already in place? The first step is to identify what is currently being done. To maintain public safety local Councils have a variety of solutions they can implement; these include environmental designs, human capital investments, and electronic monitoring with camera security and CCTV monitoring.  Each solution helps to address crime in a...