35

Number of arrests

214

Years imprisonment for organised crime related offences

£665k

Amount of assets
seized ( including cash )

53

Number of modern slavery victims
identified

The figures above cover the period July 2018 - September 2018

Our stated partnership objectives


1. Prepare

Programme Challenger will PREPARE the Greater Manchester partnership to tackle serious organised crime by: Ensuring that information and intelligence about organised criminal…

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2. Prevent

Programme Challenger will seek to PREVENT organised criminal activity from taking place by: Ensuring effective communication with the public and professionals through a high quality...

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3. Pursue

Programme Challenger will use all of its powers to PURSUE people involved in serious organised crime by: Undertaking disruption activity with known organised crime groups…

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4. Protect

Programme Challenger will PROTECT our communities from the harm caused by serious organised crime by: Providing support to victims of trafficking and organised crime…

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Greater Manchester Overview

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Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Bolton

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Bury

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Oldham

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Rochdale

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Salford

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Stockport

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Tameside

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Trafford

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Wigan

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in the North West of England, with a population of 2,782,100. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises of ten metropolitan boroughs. Greater Manchester was created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1974. 

Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles, it is the second most populous urban area in the UK. It is landlocked and borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but the land use is mostly urban- the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre for the cotton industry.  

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures. The bee has recently become the unofficial badge of Manchester. 

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay.  Whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets means that Manchester is always a busy place to be. 

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Ways you can help your community...

There are various ways that you can help your community.

The Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch scheme in Greater Manchester are a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer.

Neighbourhood/Home Watch are voluntary, independent, community based network of residents. These schemes are supported by Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties.

To become a part of apolice registered Neighbourhood Watch Scheme contact your local policing team orwww.ourwatch.org.uk

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