asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has for preventing crime in the inner city areas of Leicester; and if he will make a statement.
The chief constable of Leicestershire gives a high priority to crime prevention in his force strategy. For example, efforts are being made to encourage the development of neighbourhood watch schemes in inner city areas. Also, the chief constable has recently launched a special publicity campaign to encourage an awareness of crime prevention in the city's Asian community using publicity material, provided by the Home Office, in five languages of the India sub-continent. In addition, Age Concern in Leicester manages a community programme funded scheme which provides, among other services, a security device fitting service for elderly householders.