Creating a safer, better Barnet
The Community Safety team works with a range of partners to reduce and prevent crime and promote community safety in its widest sense. Their work includes:
- anti-social behaviour co-ordination
- hate crime co-ordination
- CCTV (Closed-circuit television)
- third party reporting sites - where victims can report crimes in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
Crime has been identified as one of the highest priority concerns for residents of the borough, despite actual crime figures showing Barnet to be one of the safest boroughs in London.
Working together produces results
Barnet's Safer Communities Partnership is working hard to change people's perceptions, reassure all the borough's communities and put in place effective and innovative schemes to cut crime and tackle the related issues, such as drug and alcohol misuse and environmental crime.
In Barnet, we believe the way forward to create a safer, stronger community is by partnership working, between the council, police and a number of other organisations.
Board meetings are observed by representatives from:
The priorities of the Barnet Safer Communities Partnership are:
- property crime with a special focus on burglary
- anti-social behaviour
- violent crime with a special focus on domestic violence
- improving integrated offender management
- broader cost effective early intervention
- focus on the places where offences take place
- tackle repeat victimisation
- building reassurance and confidence
To find out more information please read the Safer Communities Strategy.