Cash to cut crime

29 Mar 01
The government has set aside more than £111m to tackle street crime and domestic violence across the country.

30 March 2001

Some £108m will go on more than 300 CCTV schemes in England and Wales, while £3.7m will fund 24 anti-domestic violence projects.

Under the CCTV cash boost, announced by Home Office minister Charles Clarke on March 26, around 100 schemes will cover shopping parades and 50 rural areas. Residential schemes and projects to promote safer transport links also feature.

'Crime in England and Wales is down and is continuing to fall,' Clarke said. 'CCTV can make a real contribution to this task.'

The money for domestic violence, announced by Paul Boateng on March 23, will cover areas such as the development of education programmes, provision of locks and alarms and making more effective use of civil and criminal remedies.


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