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Sample action plan

Aim Reduce malicious arson and incidents of vandalism & graffiti

Objectives Reduce malicious arson and incidents of vandalism & graffiti on housing estates

Measures • Identify estates with highest levels of malicious arson, vandalism & graffiti incidents

• Identify & implement design improvements for priority estates

• Install covert CCTV in hot spot areas

• Targeted youth outreach work in hotspot areas/consultation with young people about their
wants

• Issue warnings, ASBOs, Injunctions

• Publicise measures/successes.

Inputs • Local authority/ RSLs - £ to implement design improvements

• Police: [ ] hours officer time


Housing
Fire officer
Youth Outreach Worker

Outputs • Housing estates with highest levels of malicious arson, vandalism & graffiti incidents
identified

• Design improvements implemented.

• Covert CCTV installed on estates with highest level of malicious arson, vandalism & graffiti
incidents identified

• Youth Outreach Worker presence on identified estates for agreed No. of hours per week.

• Media coverage

Outcomes 30% reduction in malicious arson, vandalism and graffiti incidents on identified estates

Key personnel • LA/RSLs to have lead responsibility / liaise with estate tenants
• (Crime Prevention Officers) to carry out design improvement/security surveys.
• LA Corporate services to prepare publicity strategy
• Sector inspector to co-ordinate police activities.
• Local college to carry out evaluation.

Milestones • Design improvement/security surveys of identified estates completed by end Sept. 2000 ;
recommendations implemented end Mar 2001
• Media strategy agreed by Oct. 2000
• Options for increasing Youth Outreach Worker presence identified by Sept 2000; presence
achieved by Jan. 2001
Evaluation • Recorded data on malicious arson, vandalism and graffiti incidents (by month) on targeted
& non targeted housing estates for previous 12 months, then for each month of initiative
• Data on revenues (by month) for same period, then for each month of initiative.
• Data on costs of design improvements/human presence.