The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) advised journalists that the Prime Minister would be making a speech this afternoon on crime reduction. He would stress the importance of local councils, police and agencies making use of the new powers they had to tackle crime, including those under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act. His message to local communities was that the powers should be used. He would set out a new approach in terms of dealing with the most prolific, harmful and anti-social offenders in communities across the country. 5,000 people were estimated to be responsible for about a million crimes a year. He would announce a concerted national effort by police and criminal justice agencies to target individually the most persistent, harmful and anti-social offenders who were still criminally active. Using the national intelligence model, each of the 376 Local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, which brought together the local police force, local councils and criminal justice agencies, would each identify on average 20 offenders in their area who were committing the most crimes or who posed the greatest threat to the safety and confidence of their community. In targeting these offenders, the police would deploy all the most modern surveillance techniques and intensive intelligence gathering.
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