Youth crime, online crime and domestic violence top public’s crime concerns

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Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has launched a national discussion on key crimes affecting the UK public.

The Crime Matters national blog is a new approach for the charity to engage with the general public about crimes that impact their lives.

Crimestoppers conducted a survey to find out from the public what issues really troubled them.

Hundreds of people answered the call and the results showed Youth-related crime, online crime and domestic violence topped the poll with more than 60 per cent of people selecting these three.

Now the Crime Matters blog will spend the next five days focused on these key issues and highlighting the important work being done to fight these and all other crimes across the UK.

Mark Hallas, CEO for Crimestoppers said: “The Crime Matters week will provide us and the country with vital information that can inform our future activity and ensure that we are tackling crimes that are of importance to communities across the UK that we serve.

“It is a great opportunity for crime experts, Crimestoppers supporters and the general public to come together to share views on crime in an open, friendly outlet. Share your thoughts with us on one of the many Crimestoppers channels and social media platforms. Crime matters to us all - let your voice be heard.”

The blog can be found at

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