Violent crime has the potential to affect some of the
most vulnerable communities in Peterborough. Our aim is to reduce
the number of violent crimes in the city, particularly those that
are fuelled by alcohol and we are working with the licensed trade
to improve safety in our pubs and clubs.
Working together with city centre pubs and clubs, a banning
scheme has been introduced to keep people out of venues who behave
anti-socially after drinking too much alcohol.
Other alcohol targeted initiatives planned and already launched
- A rejuvenated screening process in custody where offenders are
asked a series of questions to get a picture of venues they have
been drinking in
- Conditional cautions with alcohol-related offences
- Mystery shoppers in pubs and clubs to ensure they are being
operated properly and also used to support managers of the pubs and
- An awards event to reward individuals and venues that have
contributed to enhancing the night-time economy and making
Peterborough a safe place to socialise.
The good news is violent crime in the city centre is decreasing
each year and police and NHS partners are sharing A&E (accident
and emergency) data to map where assaults are taking place.
We know communities are also very concerned about young people
using alcohol in our neighbourhoods and we aim to reduce the harm
caused by this behaviour.
There is also a focus on preventing youth on youth violence and
the partnership has been awarded funding to bolster the work we are
already doing with young people and families in schools and through
the Peterborough Youth Offending Service.
The partnership is also focusing on tacking issues in the
central and east ward areas of the city where there has been an
increase of violent crime offences.
UPDATE: 5 March 2013 A Government minister has
praised Peterborough for helping victims of domestic violence get
See full press release and video here.
UPDATE: 12 February 2013 There has been a
spate of fires being set in wheelie bins, discarded furniture and
some vehicles, across the city. We have teamed up with other
agencies, including the fire service to tackle this problem. You
can help to prevent these types of offences, by ensuring that
wheelie bins are not left in the street after collection, or if
they are full, kept in a safe place until they can be emptied.
Report any discarded furniture to the local authority so they can
make arrangements to collect it. We are also working with youths
both in and out of schools to educate them about the dangers of
setting fires and asking them to be vigilant when out and about.
Please report any suspicious activity around fires to the Police on