Crimestoppers teams up with University of Northampton to try to cut youth crime

Crimestoppers has launched a new campaign in conjunction with students at the University of Northampton

Crimestoppers has launched a new campaign in conjunction with students at the University of Northampton

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Crimestoppers has launched a new campaign in conjunction with students at the University of Northampton.

Entitled Be a Safer You for a Safer Community, this three-week student-led campaign will cover a different theme each day such as protecting possessions and personal safety, prompting students to think for themselves about the types of crimes they may risk falling victim to.

Social media, pin boards and television screens around the campuses will all be used to enhance the daily messages.

Building on previously successful campaigns at the university, this will now act as pilot activity for a wider national university strategy.

Head of regions for Crimestoppers Sue Langley said: “Young people are among the most common victims of crime, which is why Crimestoppers developed its Fearless youth programme and takes the education of university students about crime so seriously.

“We are thrilled to be working with the students at the University of Northampton on this project – guiding and empowering them to enact their own ideas to raise awareness within the university.”

Since Crimestoppers was formed in 1988, more than 128,000 people have been arrested and charged, while 1.5 million pieces of information have been passed on to law enforcement agencies via the 0800 555 111 telephone number and online form.

Crimestoppers works at a grassroots level across the UK helping to fight crime in local communities.