There was a fall in alcohol-fuelled crime within the Staffordshire Moorlands over the Christmas interval.
Towns within the district noticed a drop in offences such as anti-social behaviour and violent offences in comparison with previous Decembers.
Crime statistics launched by the Home Office present crime was down significantly in December 2019 in comparison with December 2018 within the Leek Town Policing Neighbourhood.
A complete of 104 incidents have been reported in December 2019 – together with 37 studies of anti-social behaviour, 12 of legal injury and arson and 24 of ‘violence and sexual offences’.
In December 2018 160 crimes have been recorded – together with 55 studies of anti-social behaviour, 22 of legal injury and arson and 47 of ‘violence and sexual offences’.
The yr earlier than, December 2017, there have been 168 crimes recorded over the course of the month – together with 57 studies of anti-social behaviour, 26 of legal injury and arson and, once more, 47 of ‘violence and sexual offences’.
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Staffordshire Police ran the Intoxicated Campaign over December – in a bid to remind bar workers it was unlawful to serve people who find themselves already drunk.
In a report back to the council’s Licensing & Regulatory Committee, to be mentioned at a gathering on Friday, council officers stated: “It was famous by the Police that incidents of ASB, violence and dysfunction related to drunken behaviour have been noticeably down on previous years, and though there was no direct proof to hyperlink this with the marketing campaign, the excessive visibility of the marketing campaign message was welcome as a further software in managing alcohol associated crime and dysfunction.
“It was additional reported that licensees had famous a big enhance within the variety of bar workers, notably the youthful and informal workers members, who have been extra assured in refusing service or reporting worries to extra senior workers for affirmation.
“All felt that the marketing campaign had given workers extra confidence to reply to intoxicated clients and that having the message so immediately offered on entry to the premises and inside gave workers one thing to ‘point to’ in order that the shopper might see that the choice to refuse service was not a private whim of the member of workers however was the truth is a authorized requirement.
“There is proof to recommend that the excessive visibility of the marketing campaign at essential occasions is of profit to the broader space and there’s no motive why the marketing campaign might not be thought of by different licensing areas.”