Local crime statistics provided by the PCSOs show a substantial decrease in reported crime while the official Police Crime Map website show a substantial increase. While they cover slightly different areas the disparity between the two figures on a street by street level has not been explained to the public.
Is it a case of “lies, damned lies, and statistics” or is there a real cause for concern?
Many say they feel safer with the visible presence of the PCSOs, while others suggest more crimes are being reported because there is now a perception that something will be done.
Is the £33,000 cost of the additional PCSOs for Colnbrook with Poyle money well spent?