We asked Cestrians what they thought of crime in Chester and Zero Tolerance.
Dan Lockwood, Blacon, Chester: 'Walking through Blacon you always see people destroying bus shelters and a lot of kids around with nothing to do. There is only so much police can do, they can only be in one place at a time. You never see a police officer at night but the use of CCTV does help in the city centre.'
Heather Chan, Chester: 'Having lived in Leeds for the majority of my life I feel that Chester is much more tame. I do not feel intimidated when I go out, although I have witnessed fights when I am leaving work at the end of the day. I would welcome more police on the streets of an evening.'
Karen Woodcock, Handbridge, Chester: 'I would like to see more police at the time of events such as football matches or after the races. I have not personally been a victim of crime but do feel more police would be a good thing.'
Brian Doyle, Saughall, Chester: 'I do agree with zero tolerance as I have experienced problems with late night drinkers. I was attacked in Chester city centre at night. I feel if there had been more police then the incident could have been prevented. I think a few people cause trouble and spoil the fun for others. There definitely should be more police on the street.'
Edward Hewitt-Symonds, Upton, Chester: 'I would like to see more police on the street, although I think it is difficult for them because of the amount of paperwork. I feel that the trouble is when the clubs are closing, but I do not get the impression that it is a major problem in Chester in comparison to other cities.'