Knowle, Bristol, where "People don't feel unsafe walking the streets of Knowle, at least in the day time".
"Warden patrols commenced in July 2002 in response to fears and worries among residents about crime, anti-social behaviour, drugs and litter and dumping"
"Long term and second generation unemployment has taken hold of the communities and many parts of the area are now caught in a downward spiral. It is difficult for existing businesses to survive, the poor image renders them unattractive to inward investors, aspirations are low and disengagement has become the norm. High levels of poverty and unemployment are related to a whole range of additional problems including educational underachievement, health, disaffection, drug abuse and anti-social behaviour."
'Knowle Safe' is the community safety arm of the Knowle West Development Trust and aims to reduce crime and fear in one of Bristol's most troubled neighbourhoods.
With 35% of the local population under the age of 15, the project was created to address issues on the Knowle and Filwood estate of South Bristol in:
high arrest rates
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