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Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 637W, on crime, which universities received such expenditure; and what crime awareness campaigns were undertaken in each case. (315001)

In 2005-06 the Home Office ran a marketing campaign called ‘Let's Keep Crime Down’. An element of this campaign targeted students. Digital advertising space was purchased to targeted student bars and libraries. Advertising was centred on Leeds, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, Bolton and Newcastle.

In 2009-10 Home Office gave a grant to the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of the Securing Homes: Action Against Burglary programme. £78,905.50 has been allocated for NUS to deliver communications activity. The communications work is varied and does not come under a single branded campaign. NUS has distributed a Home Office leaflet called ‘The Student Survival Guide’ that provides crime reduction and personal safety information and a ‘Let' Keep Crime Down’ branded ‘doorhanger’ to 119 students unions across England and Wales and has launched a crime reduction website:

In both 2005-06 and 2009-10, Home Office has not given individual universities money to deliver crime awareness campaigns.