Do You Know – 20% of Crime in Wednesfield North Is…….

Everyone is concerned about crime – We are no different here in Wednesfield North than other places. It is a fact that we have one of the lower crime counts in here in the City and across  the Black Country.

But we do not have no crime!

When looking back over the last 11months we have had 422 Violence and Sexual Offences reported here in our Ward. According to Crime UK.

That is a massive 20% or 1 in 5 of all crimes under-taken here in Wednesfield North has been categorised as being of Violence and Sexual Offences!

So what can we do about that? In short I am not certain. We certainly need to reduce this type of crime. I suspect that much of this will take place in peoples homes, and not out on the streets…But I maybe wrong in that assumption.

The police are the experts but we all know that their resources are stretched to near breaking point.

The Government must start soon to release the national purse strings, they must start to reinvest in the Police so that the rest of us can feel safe on the streets and in our homes.

The Governments current plans are to allow the Police and Crime Commissioners to levy increases to your own  Counciltax Bills to pay for extra police resources. I feel that the support the police should be getting should be through the national taxation we all pay to government.

Let me know what you think…… I am keen to see if you feel similar to me on these issues.

Violence and sexual offences 422 20.04%
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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more