Monday, 1 September 2008

Safest place to live

Follow Labour blogger Andrew Brown who writes the “someday I will treat you good” blog is highlighting the Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s recently published analysis of where the most violent and safest places are to live in the UK.

The report lists the 10 most violent and safest places to live in the UK and thankfully the High Peak is nowhere near the top 10 most violent, and with a rate of 13 incidents of violence per thousand of the population is not far short of the top 10 safest places to live.

Interestingly looking at the figures from the home office that the report is based on across Derbyshire, the Buxton division which includes Glossop along with the rest of the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales is the only area within Derbyshire that has managed since 2006/7 to 2007/8 to reduce incidents of violence with a 5% decrease been recorded (from 2216 incidents to 2101 incidents) as opposed to the Chesterfield division which shows a 9% increase (from 4514 to 4922).

With the success of the various operations carried out by the local police over the last year apparently showing clear in these figures, it is easy to see why current divisional chief Roger Flint is been moved over to Chesterfield and I hope that his replacement will be able to continue the work already running to hopefully notch High Peak up a place or to, to make the High Peak a feature in the top 10 safest places to live in the future.

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