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SCANNINGREPORTSCANNINGREPORT COMMUNITY SAFETY UNIT Date created:dd/mm/yyyy Reference number:0014 X-Reference:### Name of author:J Cave This report should be handled in accordance with any protective security marking that may be shown at the top of the document. This report should not be disseminated to outside agencies / partners without the consent of the authorising officer. This cover sheet must not be detached from the report to which it refers. URBANBUZZ PRESENTATION: DESIGNING OUT CRIME IN NEWHAM
The 2005 Mid-Year Estimate by age shows that 39.7% of Newham’s population is under the age of 25 compared to 32% for Greater London. 1st (or 2 nd ) most ethnically diverse borough in London Newham had the highest fertility rate of all London boroughs in 2005, over 12% higher than the next borough, Hackney/City of London. Lowest female life expectancy in London 4th most deprived London borough (11 th nationally) (source: Focus on Newham 2007) The Context
Crime/ASB High volume borough – currently 4 th in London for overall crime volume (met.police.uk) but 7 th highest crime rate (IQuanta) Crime down 4% (YTD/previous YTD comparison at 31 st Oct) (IQuanta) Key reductions: overall serious acquisitive crime 11.7%, robbery 33.2%, knife crime 33.7%, gun crime 24.3% (Weekly Scorecard at 23 rd Nov YTD comparisons) ASB: 44% increase between 06/07 and 07/08 (FLARE) but decreasing since Mar 08 Flytipping and noise account for around 60% of all ASB calls (07/08 FLARE)
Designing out crime Primarily ‘target hardening’/situational prevention –Knife arches –Improving security at key burglary hotspots –Improving security for domestic violence victims –Street-lighting improvements –Alley-gating
The future? ODA 2012 area and legacy Up to 40% of land currently designated for industrial and other employment use to be used in a different way. Up to 50,000 houses and flats by 2020 (Source: Newham Exec Summary – Core Strategy Preferred Options)
Regeneration area – case study Designing out crime embedded within CTCH Supplementary Planning Document Key principles: movement Activity Street A vibrant enhanced route with social and community uses (including schools, nursery, health facilities and parks) with provision to accommodate further uses as they arise. Other uses along the street will include large open spaces, formal exercise areas and event areas to create activity at street level. Residential Street A new route primarily fronted by housing and accessible to all.Dwellings overlooking the street will offer informal surveillance,improving safety and security. The street will also front woodlands, local play areas and communal gardens.
Key principles – CHCRT Regen Improved transport and pedestrian/cycle links ‘Pepper-potting’ of affordable housing Opening up space at key centres (Canning town and Custom House) Maximising natural surveillance – active frontages, open space, Improved street lighting, High-quality paving, finishes, street furniture and public art. Mixed use centres – round the clock use and surveillance Retaining open/green spaces Managing density/building size Design out crime standards for new homes
Key points Extension of regen principles across borough? Monitoring of design standards Shift to proactive rather than reactive approach Future applicability/relevance of Space Syntax principles New approaches to crime analysis/problem identification?