Kit Malthouse – 2020 Comments on the Safer Streets Fund

The text of the comments made by Kit Malthouse, the Crime and Policing Minister, on 28 July 2020.

Persistent street crime and burglary have a corrosive effect on a neighbourhood, leaving people apprehensive about leaving their homes, and afraid of what they might encounter when they return.

But simple modifications like better street lighting or CCTV can do a lot to prevent crime.

So alongside more focussed thief-taking by the police, these projects should have a big impact on the communities hardest hit by burglars, robbers and villains in general.