08 November 2010

200 to 0: Northants Police win

Extracted from: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/crime-cracking

An initiative which reduced the number of sex workers from 200 to zero topped this year's Home-Office-backed Tilley Awards.

Northampton’s Operation Uncanny set up innovative measure to tackle prostitution in residential areas. This included a 'toleration area' where sex workers were not arrested for solicitation.

The Sex Workers Around Northampton (SWAN) partnership also gave advice and support on health, housing, drug addiction and education to help the women exit prostitution. Meanwhile, police monitored the area to identify and arrest customers.

Seems like a very good result all round. Congrats to the Northants Police team

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