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Kids have their say on crime and policing

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:54 05 October 2010

KIDS are being given the opportunity to influence policing as the Met launches its online youth survey. Youngsters can log on and tell police their concerns about their local community anonymously. They can comment on where they feel unsafe in their local

KIDS are being given the opportunity to influence policing as the Met launches its online youth survey.

Youngsters can log on and tell police their concerns about their local community anonymously.

They can comment on where they feel unsafe in their local community and at what times; the school journey; their thoughts on the police and other crime and anti-social behaviour issues.

The Met's safer neighbourhoods head Chief Supt Adrian Hanstock said: "The survey gives us a valuable insight into the thoughts and feelings of young people aged between 11 and 18.

"The information provided will be used to shape the community policing priorities tackled by the Safer Neighbourhoods police teams and help to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase feelings of safety.

"We take the concerns of young people very seriously and the survey is a key engagement tool allowing them to help make a positive difference to where they live or go to school."

The survey, at www.met.police.uk/youngpeople, went live today and will run until the October 31.


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