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Burglary (Buckinghamshire)

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been awarded to schemes under the reducing burglary initiative in Buckinghamshire in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what targets have been set to reduce crime under the schemes. [106767]

The Reducing Burglary Initiative (part of the Crime Reduction Programme) ran from 1999 to 2002, and the last projects were approved in January 2001. Under the initiative we funded a total of four projects in Buckinghamshire.In 1999–2000, under round 1 of the initiative, two linked projects in High Wycombe were awarded funding. One project, in the Castlefield area, was awarded £59,677, with a further £11,623 awarded in 2000–01. The other project, in the Downley area, was awarded £59,677, with a further £10,323 awarded in 2000–01. Between them, the projects aimed to reduce burglary by 20 per cent.In 2000–01, under round 2, funding was awarded to two projects in Milton Keynes. One project, in Fenny Stratford Ward, was awarded £7,560; it aimed to reduce burglary in a small residential neighbourhood by 20 per cent. The second project, in Netherfield, was awarded £35,000 and aimed to reduce burglary by 30 per cent.