To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is being done to increase the involvement of the public in crime prevention and to provide information on the steps that can be taken to reduce crime.
Following the recent announcement of the "Safer Cities" programme my right hon. Friend today launched a major publicity campaign aimed at encouraging the public to work with the police to reduce crime. The campaign will cost about £3 million in its first phase, and is designed to run for three years. A free handbook is being made available on request which will give practical advice on a wide range of preventive measures. A copy of the handbook has been sent to all hon. and right hon. Members and placed in the Library.