Christmas safety campaign a massive
Wrexham Community Safety Partnership’s Christmas campaign has
been a huge success this year with town centre crime and disorder
figures plummeting to record low levels.
The partnership, which is made up of agencies
such as the council , crimelink, nightsafe, the town centre forum
and North Wales Police have implemented a number of schemes and
operations in order to tackle crime and disorder with a view to
making the festive period as safe as possible for those visiting
Inspector Mark Williams said: ‘We have made
some fantastic progress with crime reduction throughout 2012 and
the partnership was keen that the anticipated December increase was
kept to a minimum. The Neighbourhood Policing Team in the
town centre has been working hard with local businesses and Wrexham
CCTV to tackle the annual increase in shoplifting. This has
had a dramatic affect with a reduction of 39% compared to December
"Operation Lex has also been implemented which
enables officers to react quickly to incidents of disorder, dealing
with minor issues before they escalate into criminal
behaviour. As a result, public order offences have reduced by
a staggering 38% compared to December last year.
"There is no doubt that Wrexham is a safer
place than it was 12 months ago."
The Think Safe, Drink Safe Campaign has also
assisted in keeping people safe. The Help Point situated on
Brook Street and the ‘Safe Wrexham’ App have provided town centre
revellers with vital information to reduce their vulnerability.