In 2004/5 nationally released crime statistics revealed that residents of Nottingham City were more likely to be a victim of burglary than in any other part of the United Kingdom. In 2006, the Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership developed an initiative entitled the 'Weeks of Action' programme,which included the strategic marking of 1,000 homes with SmartWater every eight weeks in identified 'hotspots' across the city.
Locally elected members became 'SmartWater Champions' for their wards ensuring that all vulnerable families were identified and protected.
The programme ran for four years and involved neighbourhoods throughout Nottingham. During the programme over 65,000 homes were issued with SmartWater traceable liquid packs, making it the largest deployment of SmartWater ever seen at the time.
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