In the Media

Crime drives not reducing offences

PUBLISHED June 21, 2005

More than half of the Government's flagship crime reduction schemes have failed to reduce the number of offences, Parliament's spending watchdog has warned.

Nearly £1bn has been invested in Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships since the programme was launched in 1999. Some 376 such schemes have been established, bringing together police, town halls, anti-drug teams and youth workers across England and Wales to lead local initiatives against crime.