Great effort sees Cardiff crime rates fall
10th April 2020
I’m very happy to report a huge drop in youth crime rates across Cardiff over the past 18 months, thanks to a collaborative effort headed by Community Activities Lake Macquarie (CALM).
Lake Macquarie Police District say stealing offences are down by 63 per-cent, street offences are down by 81 per-cent and the sense of safety in the Cardiff community has risen by over 50 per-cent.
The state government provided $185,000 to help fund the CALM lead program in June 2018, which saw Lake Macquarie businesses, community groups, police come together to provide opportunities for positive social cohesion and skill development to young people identified at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.
What a fantastic effort from everyone involved.