We Don’t Buy Crime

This week I had a virtual briefing with Gwent Police’s newly formed We Don’t Buy Crime Team.

This new initiative focuses on tackling acquisitive crime such as burglary and theft, and has been used by forces in England to successfully reduce repeat offending and victimisation. I am delighted that we are taking the lead in Wales by introducing it here in Gwent.

The team provide proactive crime prevention and target hardening advice to communities to help them avoid becoming targets for crime, and are ready to react quickly when a burglary does take place to help reduce the risk for surrounding properties.

Crime prevention is the one of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan and, with the police working in partnership with residents and businesses to address vulnerabilities and tackle hotspot areas, I have no doubt that we will create a safer Gwent for all.

For more information visit the Gwent Police website.