Living in a poor area should not increase the likelihood of fearing, becoming a victim of, or becoming involved in crime.
Unfortunately, all of these hold true. Police Now focuses on posting officers to the most deprived communities given the strong links between deprivation, crime and fear of victimisation.
Deprivation scores for neighbourhoods in England & Wales with & without a Police Now participant (October 2018 - July 2020)1.
Higher score = higher deprivation
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Since 2015, Police Now participants have been working alongside their colleagues to create safer communities by reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and increasing the public’s confidence in policing.
Select one of our impact areas below to see what our participants and alumni have been doing around the country.
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Independently peer-reviewed analysis suggests that Police Now’s approach to community transformation has translated into ‘green shoots’ of impact on crime and anti-social behaviour2.
Reductions in recorded anti-social behaviour observed in communities where Police Now’s fourth National Graduate Leadership Programme cohort worked (October 2018 - July 2020)
Many Police Now participants have achieved industry awards recognising their commitment to transforming communities and policing. By drawing on their diverse life experiences and problem solving skills, they have gone on to positively influence the lives of others.
Here are just a few of the awards that our participants have recently achieved.
The IMD is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas (neighbourhoods) in England (higher score = higher deprivation). Seven main types of deprivation are considered in the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015, including: income, employment, education, health, crime, access to housing and services, and living environment. These are combined to form the overall measure of multiple deprivation. The IMD data is an open-source data that can be downloaded from the Gov UK website https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015. ↩
Police recorded crime data for England and Wales (2016 - July 2020). The analysis compared neighbourhood level trends in police recorded ASB in the communities where Police Now’s 2018-2020 National Graduate Leadership Programme participants were posted, with trends in ASB in communities without a Police Now participant. The analysis was peer reviewed by an independent academic expert. The findings preclude firm ‘cause and effect’ statements in the absence of a fully randomised design and should be interpreted with caution, noting the limitations of police recorded crime data. ↩
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