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Violent crime

This page gives information about violent crime in general and also the ways in which the Oadby and Wigston Community Safety Partnership is tackling the issue.

Violent CrimeThe negative effects of violent crime on families and communities cannot be over estimated. The Violent Crime Reduction Act (2006) gave police and local communities the powers to confront these issues. The Oadby and Wigston Community Safety Partnership is committed to using these to send out a very clear message that crimes such as these will not be tolerated within our borough.

Violent crime covers a number of offences where threats, or actual physical or verbal assault, has occurred. Offences include harassment, assault, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, sexual offences and murder. However, the number of serious offences is relatively small and statistics from the Police show we achieved a 10 percent reduction on those in 2010-2011.

Domestic violence (DV) is one of four priorities the community safety partnership has identified in its three year plan for 2011-2014. For information on DV, please see our domestic violence web page on the subject.

We aim to tackle low level crimes, such as anti social behaviour (ASB) and alcohol related offences as research suggests intervention at this point, before such behaviour becomes a habit, can prevent more serious and persistent offending at a later date. We have a dedicated Community Team at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, as well as a dedicated Anti Social Police Officer based at Wigston Police Station. These two Officers work closely together in a joined up approach in order to tackle ASB. Our contact details are at the side of this page and the number of Wigston Police Station is Leicester (0116) 222 2222. If you have any concerns about ASB, please contact either of these officers who will be happy to assist and advise.

We engage ASB offenders in diversionary activities and we also use tools such as parenting contracts, acceptable behaviour contracts and if necessary, anti social behaviour orders. Information on the process we use to deal with anti social behaviour and low level crime can be found on our anti social behaviour - how we can help web page.

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