Broken Windows policing please.. that will tackle the yobs!
September 23, 2010 3 Comments
Not that long ago I wrote that ASBOs were not the answer. I also wrote that the police need to adopt boken windows policing, as by concentrating on the little things, it will help cut the bigger more serious crimes.
Parents have stopped disciplining kids if my own neighbourhood is anything to go by, and then when you report what some would regard as small scale anti social behaviour – right up to property crime the police have shown zero instances in individual cases I myself can quote.
How many times does it need to be said. The law abiding majority want the police to clamp down on small scale crimes. That includes graffiti, that includes yobs on uninsured motorcycles, and that includes damage to personal property. Stamp down on the seemingly petty crimes and you can start addressing some of the larger issues.
But it’s OK for me to say it. It may be a harder thing to do it. This is still why I support locally elected police commissioners, because that may be the only way to get a responsive police force that will deliver a service that meets the needs of the local community.