The Changing Face of Crime

speakersNeighbourhood Watch (NottsWatch ®) represents the interests of Neighbourhood Watch members throughout the city and county of Nottinghamshire and hosts annual conferences for its members.
This year’s theme was the Changing Face of Crime, ironically held the day after the cyber-attack on our NHS! Paddy Tipping, our Police and Crime Commissioner, admitted the police need to improve their understanding of cybercrime and that required investment in people with the relevant skills. He understands that communities feel comforted by seeing Bobbies on the beat but statistics show a decrease in traditional crimes such as burglary. How much easier/safer for a criminal to make money, via internet/phone fraud?
We were fortunate to have five excellent speakers including the newly appointed Deputy Chief Constable, Rachel Barber and DI Les Charlton from Notts Police’s Digital Investigation and Intelligence Unit. Les gave an interesting insight into modern crime trends, plus sound advice to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.
Our Annual General Meeting followed the conference at which our two Chairmen, Mr John Wood and Dr David Rhodes, elected since the amalgamation of the County NottsWatch and City CNNWC, resigned.
An Executive meeting of the Trustees followed the A.G.M. to elect new Officers. See “Who are we” for details.
Full details of the Conference and A.G.M. can be read at www.nottswatch.co.uk from our “About Us” page or via the hyperlinks above.

About Sue Sambells

Editor of Bramcote Today. Trustee of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch. Lead Coordinator for RVR, Bramcote - Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
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2 Responses to The Changing Face of Crime

  1. Ian Blakeley says:

    Paddy Tipping, our Police and Crime Commissioner, says “statistics show a decrease in traditional crimes such as burglary.” That could be of course because the victim(s) think, whats the point of reporting it nothing will be done, the police are unlikely to respond due to lack of resources.

    Suggestion:- Dump the post of PCC (which I was told, by Leicestershire PCC office, is purely a POLITICAL post) and give the £1m+ pa that it costs us, to the Notts Chief Constable to employ more police officers.

    • Sue Sambells says:

      This is why all crime should be reported to the police. Without the reports, the Police don’t have the evidence to show there is a problem. I am not suggesting that every crime will be investigated but if there are sufficient reports of a particular type of crime, redirecting resource will likely be considered. Paddy plus police of varying grades have told me this.

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