70% reduction in Anti-Social Behaviour after first year of Princetown FC project
15 Jun 2012
Princetown FC players (Image Credit: Phil Mingo/Pinnacle)
sported. Mentor supported project Princetown FC has made a
significant impact on crime reduction in the village and a
significant change in community cohesion since its conception in
Recent recorded crime figures show a 70% reduction in recorded
Anti-Social Behaviour crimes in Princetown, when comparing crime
statistics for the first three months of 2011 and 2012.
The Dartmoor Neighbourhood Police Team have written to sported.
to thank them for their support with the project and describe how
the community football project, Mentored by Mike Carpenter, has
changed the whole community and given them a sense of purpose. The
police team go on to say that "Instances of ASB in the village have
decreased by almost two thirds since the Football Club started,
which we have not seen reflected anywhere else in the area. Crime
in many areas has actually increased elsewhere."
Princetown FC now have over 50 registered players, ranging from 16
years upwards, 14 trained coaches and two teams registered to play
in the local league. Having secured over £70,000 to develop a
playing field in the village, the club now plans to expand their
activities further to engage with more young people.