Today 45 per cent of the people who live at Charlottesborg feel secure, as against 20 per cent previously. This is shown in the latest The security evaluation.
Increased security can be due to all the drives the municipality and the police have introduced, for example Aktiv sommar for young people, night football and a new play area, as well as surveillance cameras and closer contact with security guard firms.
Now the police and the municipality want to continue with similar operations in the town centre, with an additional municipal policeman, new district police officers and surveillance cameras. They will also have closer contact with security guard companies, shopkeepers and people living in the town centre.
– It's important for us to have people in the town centre. Last summer that was the best medicine for reducing fear and criminality. We had so many events, and that helped, says Radovan Javurek (L), chairman of Brå (the Crime Prevention Board).
The most recent security evaluation also showed that fewer people had been subjected to everyday crimes (shoplifting, intentional damage, assault etc.) But more people feel insecure.
– Fewer than ever are victims of everyday crimes in Kristianstad. We see that as something positive, says local head of police Anders Olofsson.
Security evaluations have been carried out in over 200 municipalities since 1997.