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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Report from Safer Solihull Board – 22 Feb 18

Meeting Name:                Safer Solihull Board

Date of Meeting:             22nd Feb  2018

Representative:               Nasheima Sheikh

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Performance update – Quarter three update see below for key points:

For year to date, total recorded crime, vehicle crime, burglary, robbery, theft from shops and stalls and public place violence have seen an increase. These mirror trends seen nationally.

Total recorded crime has seen an increase of 1671 offences year to date (YTD.) Total recorded crime now stands at 11394 offences.

1.1          Total recorded crime in Quarter 3 has seen an increase of 89 offences to 3813.

1.2           Chelmsley Wood and St Alphege are consistently the areas with the highest number of total recorded crime. They currently account for 19% of all total recorded crime.

1.3          Comparisons with same period last year show that Dorridge, Hockley Heath and NEC saw the largest increases.

The top 3 contributors of total recorded crime are burglary residential, theft from motor vehicle and theft from shop or stall.

1.4          Vehicle crime has seen an increase of 430 offences YTD. Quarter 3 however has seen a reduction of 57 offences compared to Quarter 2. Quarter 3 has seen 708 offences recorded.

1.5          This is the second consecutive quarter that has seen a reduction in vehicle crime offences recorded.

1.6          Theft from motor vehicle is the largest offence within the vehicle crime type.

YTD Smiths Wood, Castle Bromwich and Chelmsley Wood have seen the largest % increases in vehicle crime with an additional 268 offences recorded across the 3 areas.

1.7          Increases in vehicle crime are a current trend throughout the West Midlands.

1.8          Burglary offences have increased by 460 offences YTD. The YTD total now stands at 1605 offences.

1.9          Quarter 3 has seen an increase of 213 offences compared to Quarter 2. The Quarter 3 total stands at 669 offences.

1.10       Burglary – residential forms the largest contributor to overall burglary figures with 460 offences recorded in the third quarter.

The top 5 locations accounting for 41% of all burglary residential offences are Bickenhill, Lyndon, Silhill, Dorridge, Hockley Heath and Knowle.

1.11       Increases in burglary have been seen across the West Midlands with the past 4 quarters breaching the cyclic and trended upper control limit.

1.12       Offences of robbery have increased by 96 offences YTD to a total of 323. However robbery offences have decreased by 33 offences in Quarter 3 compared to Quarter 2. The Quarter 3 total stands at 99 offences.

1.13       Comparing YTD, St Alphege, Lyndon, Kingshurst and Fordbridge have seen the largest increases with an additional 47 offences recorded across the 3 areas.

1.14       Robbery – personal property is the largest contributor to this category.

1.15       Theft from shops or stalls has increased YTD by an additional 37 offences to a total of 1080.

1.16       The Quarter 3 recorded theft from shops or stalls are 40 offences higher than Quarter 2 at a total of 356.

1.17       St Alphege, Shirley South and Chelmsley Wood remain the largest contributors to the amount of theft from shops or stalls. These are the traditional retail areas across the Borough.

1.18       Comparing YTD NEC, Silhill and Meriden saw the largest decreases in reported offences of theft from shops or stalls.

1.19       This rise in theft shops or stalls has been replicated across the West Midlands.

1.20       Increases in violent crime have been seen both regionally and nationally.

1.21       YTD public place violence offences have increased by 214 offences to 1429.

1.22       Additionally there were a further 6 offences recorded in Quarter 3 compared with Quarter 2. The total being 489 offences.

Domestic abuse offences are recorded as either a crime or non crime incident. This means that a domestic non crime offence relates to an incident whereby no criminal offence has occurred. An example would be a verbal argument between parties. A domestic abuse crime offence is recorded when a criminal offence occurs such as an assault.

1.23       YTD domestic abuse related crimes have increased by 15 offences to 895.

1.24       YTD domestic abuse non crime incidents have reduced by 24 incidents to 1315.

1.25       Actual bodily harm and common assault account for 47% of all domestic abuse related crime in Quarter 3, this is the same proportion as seen in Quarter 1 and Quarter 2.

Class A drug offences have reduced by 34 offences YTD. The current 2017/18 figure is 25 recorded offences.

1.26       There were 9 class “A” offences recorded in Quarter 3, the same as Quarter 2.

1.27       Out of the 9 offences recorded possession of cocaine was the predominant offence with 6 incidents recorded.

1.28       Drug offences in category of class B and C have also seen a reduction YTD. 84 less offences have been recorded with the total being 94 YTD.

1.29       A further 11 offences were recorded in Quarter 3 when compared to Quarter 2. The total being 38 offences.

1.30       Possession of cannabis accounts for 74% of offences in Quarter 3.

Reported incidents of child sexual exploitation have increased by 15 offences to a YTD total of 23 offences.

1.31       Quarter 3 has seen a decrease of 2 offences when compared to Quarter 2. The total being 6 offences recorded in Quarter 3.

Incidents of hate crime have increased YTD. A further 35 offences have been recorded bringing the YTD total to 310.

1.32       Quarter 3 reported hate crime incidents have increased by 14 offences when compared to Quarter 2. The Quarter 3 total stands at 110 offences.

Contest is the United Kingdom’s counter terrorism strategy. It is separated into 4 strands these being prevent, pursue, protect and prepare. One function of the prevent strand is to provide support and engagement to individuals at risk of radicalisation.

YTD there have been 19 prevent referrals compared to 15 the previous year. Quarter 3 referrals have dropped by 1 referral when compared to Quarter 2.  There have been 436 referrals across the West Midlands YTD.

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  Nasheima Sheikh