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Operation Street Cred

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 20 January,Official Report, column 186W, on Operation Street Cred, if he will make a statement on the timescale of review of Operation Street Cred in Wirral. [102687]

Further to my right hon. Friend's (John Denham) answer to my right hon. Friend of 20 January 2002,Official Report, column 180W. I am advised by Merseyside police that they have now completed their formal review of Operation Street Cred which shows that it is proving a success. There has been a 16 per cent. decline in youth disorder over the past six months and of the 700 young people who came to the notice of the police for anti-social behaviour only 20 came to notice for a second time and only one for a third time. The Street Cred database will also provide useful information to local agencies dealing with anti-social behaviour and will ensure that young people can be dealt with in the most effective and appropriate way for their own good and that of the community.