Presentation on theme: "Community Safety Board. Crime and Policing in Hackney Chief Superintendent Steve Dann Borough Commander, Hackney Presentation to CSB 21 st February 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Community Safety Board. Crime and Policing in Hackney Chief Superintendent Steve Dann Borough Commander, Hackney Presentation to CSB 21 st February 2008
Crime and Policing in Hackney Current Overview – –Achievements / Highlights –Performance –Confidence levels Key Priorities –Current and emerging policing priorities Future Challenges
Policing Hackney Her Majesty Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) described Hackney as.. ‘One of the most challenging policing environments in the country’
Policing Hackney - Staff 776 Police Officers –170 Female –606 Male –10.8% BME (8 th highest in MPS) 159 Police Staff –105 Female –54 Male –34.59% BME (6 th highest in MPS) 31 Specials 73 PCSO’s 49 Volunteers
Policing Hackney - The Borough One of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs. More than 100 languages spoken with 170+ places of Worship 53,000 young people under the age of 17 making up over a quarter of the population 10-17 year olds make up nearly 11% of the population 10 – 17 year old young people were responsible for 28% of all crime Young people are perceived to have committed almost half (49.5%) of all Street Crime Offences.
Policing Hackney – The Borough Majority (about 67%) live in council or housing trust owned properties Hackney has 3 rd lowest employment rate in the country There is a high unemployment rate, particularly amongst 16 - 25 year olds 82% of unemployed are not looking for employment (2006 Mori Survey) Young people are more likely to be victims of crime
Quality of life – developing priorities % Most need improving locally % Important generally Base: All valid BVPI responses Cultural Education Access to nature Public transport Community activities Sports & leisure Facilities for young children Parks and open spaces Wages Race relations Pollution Job Health Shopping Traffic congestion Road/pavement maintenance Affordable decent housing Clean streets Activities for Teenagers Level of crime
Highlights of 07 / 08 Best Safer Neighbourhood Team in the MPS (Chatham Ward) Best Volunteer Programme – Start of 2007 we had nil volunteers, now at 49 Leading the MPS in 2007 / 8 on Sanction Detections 30% Successful IPT (CPS working within police station – moved from 27 th in MPS to 2 nd on CJ performance) Leading MPS in Stop and Search hit rate 23% Leads the MPS in 3 year government reduction targets with 32%
Highlights of 07 / 08 Confidence ratings increased from 22% start of 07 to 54% 96% feel safe walking alone in Hackney during the day MPS PAS shows 73% of people feel safe walking alone in Hackney after dark FIU seized £750K of criminals assets (2 nd in the MPS) Op Bantam has seized 27 firearms
Hackney – Crime The Reality 2007 / 8 Overall BCS Reduction - down 7% Gun-enabled crime – down 14% Trident Incidents – down 20% Knife crime – down 23% Serious violence – down 26% Common assault – down 17.02% Robbery – down 23.9% Residential burglary – down by 1% Theft (motor vehicle) – down 4% Woundings (ABH, GBH) - up 1%
BCS Crime “basket of 10” (PSA1) 12 months ending 19/2/08 compared to FY2004/4
Key Priorities Perception and fear of crime Confidence in local policing Witness / victim confidence Gangs and youth violence / knife crime Domestic Violence Impact of the 2012 Olympics
Future Challenges Closing the ‘Reassurance gap’ Increase confidence in policing – witness and victims Domestic Violence Youth Violence Performance Targets for 2008/9
Closing the ‘Reassurance gap’ Communication – Joint working with local authority Targets for Safer Neighbourhood Teams Haggerston Town Centre Team Revitalised approach to ASB
Increase confidence in policing – witness and victims Victim focused desk – VPCSO’s Quality call back process Improved Criminal Justice process – IPT Appt of Citizen Focus Inspector Volunteer programme Safer Schools Partnerships
Domestic Violence Improved initial arrest process Increase in Detectives in Community Safety Team Review and restructuring of joint working Challenging targets
Youth Violence – Enforcement Op Stabiliser Op Bantam Op Neon’s Op Gamma Op Curb – Curb Offender Management Unit Injunctions / ASBO’s / ABC / Evictions
Youth Violence Diversion and Intervention Mobile Gang Intervention Team Street Pastors Initiative Leadership Programme for BME Young people - Empowering youth to engage in their community. Creation of mentors Be Safe Project - Delivering targeted anti-violence workshops through community groups Prison Me No Way - Delivering crime awareness days. Appt of Gun gangs and knife coordinator – To coordinate all initiatives aiming to reduces gun, gang and knife crime in hackney. Youth inclusion Programme - The programme gives young people somewhere safe to go where they can learn new skills, take part in activities
Performance Targets for 2008/9 - LAA National Indicators Serious Violence Indicator (NI15) is showing a 26% reduction this PY compared to last however Hackney remains the 4th most victimized Borough in terms of population size within the London Boroughs. Serious Youth Violence (Op Curb definition) is in a 10% reduction PYTD. This definition includes all serious violence as well as any violent crime involving a gun, knife or other sharp instrument where both the perpetrator and victim are aged 10 to 19 years old.
Performance Targets for 2008/9 Domestic Violence Serious Violence Serious Acquisitive Crime Youth Violence Confidence levels Response times
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