A STRATEGY to fight crime will be launched next week with public involvement.

The North York Moors and Coast Safer Communities Partnership has come up with the three-year crime, disorder and drug reduction strategy.

Among its key aims are to combat hate crime, including domestic abuse, burglary and car crime, to raise positive images of young people and to tackle Class A drug and alcohol misuse.

It also wants to combat the relationship between alcohol and violent crime and educate users, carers and parents about drugs and alcohol.

The strategy will be launched at the Brunswick Shopping Centre in Scarborough on Monday and residents are being invited to drop in and have their say.

Partnership manager Mandy Chance said: "This launch is an opportunity for people to come along and see what the partnership is planning in its strategy to tackle crime, disorder and substance misuse over the next three years.

"But just as importantly it is their opportunity to see how they can get involved. Approximately 80 per cent of all detected crimes are solved through information from the public.

"The more crimes are solved, the greater the deterrent and the less crime there is in the community."

As part of Monday's launch, a mobile police unit will be outside the Brunswick Centre, from 12.30pm to 3pm.