This map includes the perimeter that Poole Town Safer Neighbourhood Team aim to cover and protect. Pin pointed are the different crimes that have been committed in the local area and whether they have been solved, closed or are still under investigation. The majority of crime is located at the Poole Quay, which is mainly anti-social behaviour. This type of crime is very popular in the area with 125 offences being committed in September 2016. This is a stark contrast to that of criminal damage. Anti-Social behaviour is a crime, which causes the residents of Poole Town to feel unsafe or threatened. Mike Bridge said: “Sometimes during the early hours of the morning I do feel threatened but I never see the police.” Some residents feel frightened however the majority of the public do feel as though the police are doing their best to keep the town safe. Local resident Katie Cambelle said: “The police do the best they can, there is not really a lot of crime in Poole however they do still walk around and try to deter people away from committing offences.” Other crimes committed include violent behaviour and theft which all have an impact on the local area. Residents do still feel that the police officers patrol the surrounding area but during the night time, when most crimes happen, the police are never to be seen. If they are seen they never go to the places that would most likely have a break out of crime such as the taxi rank.
Written by: ElizabethPlumb
Aspiring journalist at Bournemouth University. Mainly interested in fashion, lifestyle and travel.