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Increased night-time patrols in Plymouth to combat alcohol-related crime

Devon & Cornwall Police in partnership with City Security Plymouth are expanding the use of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) into the night-time economy of Plymouth for the first time.

The aim of the service is to improve public safety and reducing alcohol-related violent crime, racially aggravated crime, and criminal damage incidents in the Waterfront area of Plymouth.

In a recent survey, 80.7 per cent of respondents said that they or their friends feel unsafe on a night out. Devon & Cornwall Police conducted this engagement project with individuals from the University of Plymouth to understand their feelings about safety in the night-time economy within Plymouth.

Although Devon and Cornwall have again been named the safest place to live, just over half of the people surveyed do not currently feel safe getting in a taxi. Under the new scheme, accredited staff from City Security Plymouth will undertake marshal roles at the taxi ranks to increase uniformed presence and improve the feeling of safety at night. This will give both the public and drivers of licensed hackney carriages a safe waiting area during peak times and in busy areas.

For the full article please see the Devon & Cornwall Police website here.

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