PC Stuart McNair Anti-social Behaviour Lead Ealing Police
Types of Behaviour Drugs e.g. Crack Houses Street Drinking and Drunkenness Litter and Fly Tipping Rowdy behaviour Noisy Neighbours Begging and prostitution Cycling on Footpaths Youth nuisance Abandoned Vehicles Intimidation and harassment Graffiti and Criminal Damage
Section 30 Dispersal Orders 5 Orders in 2004 5 Orders so far in 2005 Introduced the first schools related order in the Metropolitan Police District
Requirements to Introduce: Gathering of documented evidence Consultation with residents Consultation between police and local authority Mandatory agreement between police and local authority
Before Dispersal Order – 12/05/2004 – 13/11/2004 114 allegations during this period 22 ABH 2 Affray 2 S18 and S20 Assault 23 Criminal Damage 7 Drugs 14 Other Theft 2 Offensive Weapon 4 Protection from Harassment 9 Robbery/Snatch 2 Theft of Pedal Cycle 22 Common Assault 5 Causing Harassment
During Dispersal order – 14/11/2004 – 13/05/2005 81 allegations during this period 11 ABH 0 Affray 1 S18 and S20 Assault 22 Criminal Damage 14 Drugs 5 Other Theft 1 Offensive Weapon 1 Protection from Harassment 9 Robbery/Snatch 0 Theft of Pedal Cycle 12 Common Assault 5 Causing Harassment
After Dispersal Order – 14/05/2005 – 26/06/2005 17 allegations during this period 3 ABH 0 Affray 1 S18 and S20 Assault 5 Criminal Damage 0 Drugs 0 Other Theft 0 Offensive Weapon 1 Protection from Harassment 2 Robbery/Snatch 0 Theft of Pedal Cycle 4 Common Assault 1 Causing Harassment
Comparison 33 offences less occurred in the area during the six-month period covered by the Dispersal Order when compared to the previous six-month period. There were half the ABH allegations in the period covered by the Dispersal Order than in the previous 6 months (11 rather than 22). There were twice as many drugs arrests in the area during the period covered by the Dispersal Order, and a considerably smaller number of Other Thefts. The areas in which the offences occurred remain unchanged – offences tend to occur in the same areas of the Windmill Park Estate. Alderson Place experienced an increase in offending during this period. The rates for offending in the area are shown in the table below. There was a significantly lower rate of offending in this area during the six months the Dispersal Order lasted than in the previous six months. Although there has not been a long period to analyse the effect of the Dispersal Order, it is clear that this reduced rate of offending has thus far been maintained in the days since the Dispersal Order ended. It must be remembered that seasonal fluctuation could account for varying numbers of allegations in the area.
Crack House Closure Linked to the problems of groups congregating Police, Council, Housing Provider and Social Services worked together Classic Crack House – noise, health and safety issues, house had been trashed, streams of visitors, intimidation of neighbours, known criminals and dealers congregated there PCSOs worked with neighbours to collect evidence and reassure Warrant executed and evidence of Class As found – already loads of ASB evidence! Notice and Order served – boarded up and cleaned up ASAP Residents thrilled and brought refreshments out to the officers whilst boarding up… Tracking the activity of the previous tenant…
Anti-Social Behaviour Bill 2005 Chief Officer of police to produce strategy to combat anti-social behaviour? Police to issue ASBOs? Removal of Housing Benefit for 6 months?
Violent Crime Reduction Bill 2005 Drinking Banning Orders? Alcohol Disorder Zones? Closure Notices for licensed premises? Directions to individuals who present a risk of disorder? Manufacture, import & sale of imitation firearms? Power to search school pupils for weapons?
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