Presentation on theme: "Violent Crime in Bournemouth How scared should you be? Bournemouth Strategic Leadership Forum 18 th November 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Violent Crime in Bournemouth How scared should you be? Bournemouth Strategic Leadership Forum 18 th November 2014
Violent Crime in Bournemouth What do we know about the problems? What’s already being done to address the issues? What are the causes of violence? What more could we do?
Increased crime or increase reporting of crime
Alcohol related Around 45% of assault with injury crimes are alcohol related Around 25% of all assaults with injury in Bournemouth take place within Town Centre night-time economy
Between 9.00pm – 6.00am Peak is Sunday morning at around 2.00am Concentrated between Horshoe Common & Lansdowne
Violence in Boscombe “The individuals involved in these two cases are believed to be associated with previous criminal activity.”
Domestic Abuse in Bournemouth Around 38% of assault with injury crimes reported to the Police are domestic related 29% of all serious sexual offences are domestic related “between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality”
So what are we doing to address the issues? Tackling domestic and sexual abuse Improving the night-time economy
Domestic Abuse Abuse not just violence ”Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass but not limited to, the following types of abuse: psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.” Early Intervention, Safeguarding & Prevention
Sexual Violence Improving services to victims of sexual assaults Providing services to young victims
What’s behind the violence? Video games? Cheap Alcohol? Improved recording?
What’s behind the violence? Inequality?
So to solve the wicked problem of increasing violent crime do we need to address the wicked problem of growing inequality?
Workshop Questions What information, if any, does your organisation hold that could assist us in understanding the rise in violent crime in Bournemouth How does your organisation support staff suffering domestic abuse? What more could you do?
Workshop Questions How could your organisation play more of a part in tackling: Domestic Abuse Sexual violence Night-time economy or alcohol related violence
Workshop Questions Given that the vast majority of people will never be victims of violent crime, what can we do to tackle the fear of crime?