Vandalism and environmental crime
Environmental crime covers a wide range of anti-social activities that affect our streets and estates, from dropping a sweet wrapper on the floor to committing blatant acts of vandalism.
It also includes graffiti, fouling of pavements and green spaces, abandoned vehicles and the dumping of refuse.
Environmental crime affects our quality of life – and indirectly increases fear of crime.
Quality of life
Graffiti, vandalism and abandoned vehicles may seem trivial in isolation, but if they occur together in a particular area, they can seriously affect the quality of life of local people.
Fear of crime
Whatever the crime figures tell us, it is what the residents of Chesterfield see on their streets that influence their perceptions of whether their communities are safe, attractive places to live or not.
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