Make Crime Reduction Visible
Sometimes the fear of crime is a bigger problem than crime itself. Perceptions can often lag behind reality leaving local partnerships with the challenge of convincing people their high street is safe. Town Centre Managers can therefore help bring people back into the high street by making crime reduction visible. Good news stories about reductions in local crime figures, the conviction of a particular offender, and the full range of business crime prevention work going on in your local area could be shared as widely as possible through media channels including press releases, on-line communications, posters, and newsletters. This can also have the added bonus of discouraging the perpetrators of criminal and anti-social behaviour from undertaking their activity in your town centre.