Conservative Cllrs are calling for £225,000 of proposals to help deliver safer streets in Milton Keynes, following the tragic events of the last two months where two young men have been fatally stabbed.
Part of the proposal includes a £200,000 amendment that would provide an additional 19 mobile-CCTV cameras designed to target anti-social behaviour hotspots and deter crime in local communities.
A review of the effectiveness of CCTV in 2014 showed that additional CCTV has a “modest but significant impact on crime” and provides effective “crime prevention.”
Another study showed that crime decreased by up to 20% in places with CCTV compared to those without, with drug-related crimes decreasing the most.
The Conservatives are also continuing their campaign for the rollout of bleed-control kits at venues in MK. The kits are specialist first aid kits that include items such as a tourniquet, bandages and a foil blanket can be the difference between life and death for victims of knife crime.
Cllr Alex Walker, Leader of the Conservative Group, said:
“The tragic events of last week lay bare the increasing problem of knife crime in our communities and our thoughts are with the young person’s family and friends at this time.
We want to make sure that MK’s streets are safer and additional investment in CCTV is a great step that we can make as a council to ensure that.”