Violence against women is one of the major crime and disorder challenges that Birmingham faces. But it is much more than a crime, causing incalculable damage to the people, economy and social fabric of our city. Local agencies are committed to a vision of Birmingham where women and children are safe and confident in their
Victims of crime and anti-social behaviour are being asked to share their experiences of support services as part of an effort to improve them, led by Birmingham Victims’ Champion Cllr Jess Phillips. Under Cllr Phillips’ leadership, the city council is developing a Victims’ Charter to reinforce the importance the city is placing on supporting those
Recorded crime in Birmingham is going down and new figures out this week suggest that crime is lower than it has been for the last three years. This means that there have been over 5,300 less victims of crime based on figures for April to June this year, compared to the same period in 2009.
Birmingham Community Safety Partnership (BCSP) has successfully secured a landmark injunction to help tackle the nuisance behaviour caused by beggars and drinkers in Moseley Village. Officers from the Partnership’s Safer Communities Team have worked with local police, residents and businesses to obtain a Section 222 injunction which means that individuals are prohibited from conducting the
Birmingham Community Safety Partnership launched its Euro 2012 campaign today (7 June 2012). The campaign is aimed at encouraging individuals to drink sensibly and stay safe during the football season. The Partnership developed the campaign in conjunction with a number of local agencies including West Midlands Police, Birmingham Drug and Alcohol Action Team and pubs/bars
End of year statistics released by crime-fighting Crimestoppers have revealed that almost 8,887 pieces of information were passed to police between April 2011 and March 2012 in West Midlands − leading to over 436 arrests and charges. Various campaigns such as East Birmingham Drugs, have been launched in the area to help bring wanted criminals
Local people working in the south Birmingham suburb of Druids Heath have come together to help residents reclaim their neighbourhood from abusive and intimidating youths. Staff from the bus company National Express, the local supermarket and the local school, all played a key role in providing witness statements to support Birmingham City Council in its