In the Media

Crime reduced by neighbourhood warden schemes

PUBLISHED April 21, 2004

The government's neighbourhood warden scheme has been hailed as a success after pilot areas recorded a fall in overall crime rates of more than a quarter.

The Neighbourhood Wardens Evaluation Report, published by an independent agency, examined progress in 84 areas and found that there was a 28% drop in crime. There was also a 10% decline in fear of mugging and street robberies in warden areas.