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Youth crime in Enfield has hit an all time low according to latest figures from Enfield Council
Youth crime has fallen to an all time low in the borough over the past four years, according to figures released by police and council officials.
Enfield Borough Council says an award-winning partnership with the Metropolitan Police has cut crime among teenagers by 59 per cent since 2009.
The programme, which won the Problem Orientated Partnership Award at New Scotland Yard in London on Monday, was launched in 2009 after series of mobile phone robberies during school time.
After teaching crime awareness, introducing staggered closing times for schools and mobile youth centres and establishing an anonymous online crime reporting site, figures for youth crime tumbled in the four-year period.
Mobile CCTV cameras have also been creditied with increasing the number of arrests as robberies were taking place by 83 per cent.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for community well-being and public health, Councillor Christine Hamilton said: “We do not tolerate crimes against young children regardless of whom they are perpetrated by and we have worked incredibly hard to make our school pupils safe and identify and capture those responsible for these despicable crimes.
“I am delighted that street robberies against our children are at an all-time low thanks to our efforts over the past four years and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of council and police officers who put together a tremendous project to tackle a crime which is of great concern to schoolchildren and parents alike.”
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