National Crimebeat – 2015 Winners

A – Joint 1st place

Warwickshire ‘We are Youth
21 students in Kenilworth aged
13-18 years who became aware of the dangers of ‘sexting’ when a fellow student was a victim and had to leave their school. They decided to make a DVD warning of the dangers of sending inappropriate personal images on social media. The DVD is used to raise awareness with parents and young people.

A – Joint 1st place

West Yorkshire ‘Lets U.N.I.T.E 2014
A group of Muslim young people at the ‘Kumon Y all’ youth club , Dewsbury, wished to put a stop to the racism and violent clashes between their community Savile Town and the neighbouring community of Thornhill. They spent 2,000 hours planning a football fun day between both communities, which was very successful as 40 teams took part on the day and £4,600 was raised for Macmillan Cancer. This is to be an annual event.

A – 2nd place

Kent ‘Safe’
6th formers from a school council in Gravesham recognised that mental health issues amongst young people were the cause of much anti-social behaviour and crime. They formed a mentoring group in the school which they then went on to deliver through a community project called

A – 3rd place

E Sussex ‘Responding Plus
Whilst attending the Response Academy these young people came up with the idea and designed 6 radio programmes focused staying safe from a young person’s perspective. Much of the information was drawn from their own experience. So successful were the programmes the radio station expanded them to 15.


B – 1st place

Merseyside ‘Emotions
63 young people attended the ‘Emotions’ project where they devised, scripted, choreographed and acted in a play show casing the dangers of bullying, sexting, gun and knife crime, loneliness and alcoholism. They have delivered the play to over 2,300 young people.

B – 2nd place

Notts ‘Dragons Den
Year 10 pupils at 6 secondary school competed to produce and deliver the best awareness raising campaign to promote healthy lifestyle, challenge the social acceptability of alcohol and create safer communities. The campaigns were presented to a Dragons Den style panel and the winner rolled out across all local schools and nationally via the Community Alcohol Partnerships. Over 1,200 students have received the campaign.


B – 3rd place

Cumbria ‘Something for the Summer
A group of young people used the police statistics to bid for funding and working with the Mayor, Town Council, local organisations and charities planned a ‘ Something for Summer’ in their community which has little facilities for young people resulting in a peak in anti social behaviour during the summer months. They advertised and gave presentations on the events through out schools, colleges, youth clubs and the media. This resulted in a significant drop in crime and antisocial behaviour, it will be an annual event.


Metropolitan Voluntary Police Cadets
The team coordinated over 500 cadets on key dates in crime prevention activities focused on other young people. They provided property marking, crime prevention surgeries, advise on internet safety and safe guarding personal property. The operations were carried out in vulnerable communities by the cadets which had a huge impact on community confidence and community safety.