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Police performance targets for Leicestershire

Leicestershire Policing Authority has published plans for 2012, setting out new performance targets to reduce crime and tackle priorities highlighted by local residents.

Several consultation events have identified the needs and priorities of local communities, and the force will now focus on dealing with those who cause the most harm, protecting vulnerable people, effectively deploying police and resources and working with partners.

The new targets include reducing total recorded crime by 5%, antisocial behaviour by 10%, detecting 29% of all crime and reducing burglary in people’s homes by 8%.

The force has reduced its revenue budget by £15m since 2010/11 through efficiencies in management, back office and administration costs. The second stage of the savings strategy will realise a further £8m through collaborating or sharing services with other forces.

Simon Cole, chief constable of Leicestershire Constabulary, said: “This plan captures the concerns of local people and partners, and gives us a clear focus for the year ahead. Every day we set out to protect our communities from harm, dealing with a wide set of challenges including anti social behaviour, serious and organised crime, and terrorism.”

Barrie Roper, chairman of Leicestershire Police Authority, said: “This is the final joint policing plan both the Authority and Constabulary will be involved with as from November, the incoming Police and Crime Commissioner will be responsible for setting their own goals for the force, which will again be influenced by the communities they will serve.

“Until this time, we will continue to demand the very best for Leicestershire’s residents and ensure the foundations are laid for long-term success.”

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