Crime Prevention: Young People

Home Office written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the role youth centres, sports activities and community groups play in reducing anti-social behaviour and criminal activities.

Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase detection rates for (a) anti-social behaviour, (b) burglary and (c) criminal damage.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government is clear that these crimes, when they take place, should be reported to the police so that they can be investigated appropriately. It is for Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners, as operational leaders and elected local representatives, to decide how best to respond to individual crimes and local crime priorities but to help ensure that the police have the resources they need to do so, we are recruiting 20,000 officers over the next three years.

The Home Secretary meets regularly with her Cabinet colleagues to discuss government priorities, which include crime and anti-social behaviour.

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