Have a say on crime

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CITY of Gos­nells res­i­dents are urged to have their say dur­ing the city’s sur­vey for its Com­mu­nity Safety and Crime Pre­ven­tion Plan 2018-2021.

The sur­vey will be used to iden­tify com­mu­nity safety con­cerns and es­tab­lish crime pre­ven­tion pri­or­i­ties.

The City will use the plan to work along­side stake­hold­ers and ad­dress com­mu­nity safety and crime pre­ven­tion is­sues iden­ti­fied by the sur­vey.

City of Gos­nells chief ex­ec­u­tive Ian Cowie said the 20142017 it­er­a­tion of the plan was suc­cess­ful thanks to the com­mu­nity’s feed­back.

“The 2014 – 2017 plan re­vealed home bur­glary, an­ti­so­cial driver be­hav­iour (hooning) and motor ve­hi­cle theft as the great­est ar­eas of pri­or­ity.

“There are a num­ber of fac­tors that con­trib­ute to crime and the City recog­nises crime can­not be re­duced by one sin­gle agency – it takes a holis­tic ap­proach by a num­ber of stake­hold­ers work­ing to­gether.”

Mr Cowie said they had im­ple­mented a num­ber of mea­sures to com­bat prob­lem ar­eas as part of the cur­rent plan, in­clud­ing the “Keep it Se­cure” ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign, the “Dob in a Hoon” pro­gram and pro­mot­ing the “Gone in Less Than 60 Sec­onds” cam­paign.

The sur­vey will be open be­tween Mon­day May 1 and Fri­day, June 30 on the City of Gos­nells’ web­site.

Af­ter June 30, re­sponses will be col­lated along­side feed­back from com­mu­nity groups and agen­cies such as WA Po­lice in or­der to up­date the Com­mu­nity Safety and Crime Pre­ven­tion Plan for the next three years.

Some of the City’s ini­tia­tives from the cur­rent plan in­clude pro­grams tar­get­ing graf­fiti, theft, per­sonal and home safety, busi­ness se­cu­rity, cy­ber safety and safety for se­niors.

Copies of the sur­vey will also be avail­able from the City’s li­braries, Civic Cen­tre, Leisure World, Can­ning Vale Po­lice Sta­tion, Gos­nells Po­lice Sta­tion and the Gos­nells Dis­trict Neigh­bour­hood Watch Re­source Cen­tre.

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