Crime cut on Newport estates
9:01am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
POLICE on the streets are driving down crime, with successes fighting burglary, anti-social behaviour and theft.
Gwent Police sergeant Jason White said his team had reduced crime in Gaer, Maesglas and surrounding areas including Duffryn by around seven per cent on last year.
The Newport West Safer Neighbourhood Team officer said theft of metal from porches in Duffryn had shrunk by around 70 per cent. This had been achieved by targeting known offenders, liaising with scrap merchants and signing up households to the Online Watch Link.
Sgt White added burglary and vehicle crime had fallen by almost half on the Gaer and Maesglas estates over the past year. The SNT has also issued anti-social behaviour contracts to young people who used to hang around shops on Gaer estate.
The team can be contacted on 01633 245 477.
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