Council is fortunate to enjoy a comparatively high level of community safety. To help maintain this high standard, Council has developed a Crime Prevention Plan using guidelines developed by the NSW Attorney General’s Department.
The key deliverables of the Crime Prevention Plan are to:
- Align existing council actions to create a strategic response to crime and promote the key messages of the Plan across Council’s strategic planning and business deliverables
- Create productive partnerships to achieve a holistic community approach to crime prevention in the City
- Develop a coordinated approach to community ownership of Macquarie Park, including combining and aligning community education, street parties and situational prevention actions by Council and key partners
- Implement best practice place based actions to reduce the rates of crime.
After a comprehensive review of crime statistics and local intelligence, the crime of stealing was nominated by the Crime Prevention Advisory Committee and endorsed by Council as a priority area for action within our City.
Stealing offences were targeted because:
Council is able to make a significant impact on stealing related crime
Police agreed to enter into a partnership to combat stealing related crime
Stealing was identified as a community concern in the City of Ryde’s consultation for the Ryde 2021 Strategic Plan.
The Council, with our partner organisations, have created an Action Plan for three years starting July 2011. The Action Plan describes all actions and projects the Council will implement to reduce stealing related crime. Download the City of Ryde Crime Prevention Plan(PDF, 3MB).