Before Christmas I was involved in the launch of Operation Astrodome aimed at cutting crime during the party season.
For the fourth year running we have managed to cut crime in the city centre during the festive season. The overall crime rate dropped by 17% in the city centre compared with the same period last year, and by 21% when compared with averages for the same period over the last 3 years.
This success is largely down to the extra initiatives put in place to ensure that residents and visitors could enjoy the night-time festivities in the city centre as safely as possible. We have been very successful in this and I am really proud of the strong Partnerhsip working we have had between the Council, Police and other agencies and the results that is producing.
Well done all!