The link between crime, deprivation, quality of life, and life chances is widely documented. The most deprived locations experience twice as much property crime and four times as much personal crime, compared to areas with the next worst decile for overall crime. Children growing up in social housing are 37% more likely to be a victim of crime. Police Now exists to break these links.
Because the police experience challenging social issues up close, they’re uniquely placed to address them at their root. As leaders in their local communities, Police Now officers: