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City South Priorities - October 2019 to December 2019

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October 2019

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s,
Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is
very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been
identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners, the PCC crime
survey and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local
priorities raised at community meetings. The priorities are updated monthly and
reviewed quarterly.

Serious Violence

Serious violence includes instances of assault
where the injuries are significant and also includes knife crime. Knife crime
is a very topical issue due to the increase in crimes nationally and the associated
media coverage. Whilst instances of knife crime and serious violence within the
City South area are not particularly high we are very aware of the devastating
impact a single incident can have on a community and as such we are committed
to tackling this issue.

November 2019 - Across the City South violence with injury is down 18.9% year to date compared with the same period last year. There have been two confirmed knife assaults resulting in injury. The cases were not linked, the offender was known to the victim and the injuries were not life threatening. The offender in each case was identified, arrested and charged with these offences.

December 2019 - The number of violent crimes where an injury is recorded remains below the figure for the same period last year which is good news. In November there were two incidents of note where a knife was used to cause injury, in each case the injury was not life threatening.

On the 15th of November on Union Road, and whilst not part of the St Ann’s policing area it is right on the border, where a 14 year old male received a stab wound to his back. The offender, a 16 year old male, was quickly identified arrested, remanded and pleaded guilty at Court where he received 8 months detention.

On the 5th of November a disorder took place on Colwick Road in Sneinton where a man received a stab wound to his hand as a result of this incident 5 people have been arrested and remain on police bail as the investigation continues.

Both these incidents demonstrate how quickly we respond in identifying and arresting those who are suspected to be involved in knife crime.  We also had a fantastic result at Court with four men being sentenced to more than 50 years between them for firearms and other offences, with a further 3 waiting to be sentenced in the New Year. This stemmed from a vehicle stop which took place back in March 2019 in the Mapperley area where weapons including a firearm were seized and the sentence sends out a really strong message that weapons and violence should not be tolerated.

We continue to conduct extra patrols, visit persons identified as being at risk of knife crime, conduct weapons sweeps and conduct operations as part of Operation Scorpion.

January 2020

Offences involving violence where an injury is recorded have seen a reduction of 19.3% across the City South on the year to date figures compared to the same period last year. There have been three knife related incidents in December that resulted in an injury, none of the injuries were considered life altering or life threatening. The first occurred on Bosworth Walk in the Meadows on the 16th of December and a male has been arrested and is currently on police bail. The second occurred on Tulip Avenue in St Ann’s on the 22nd of December a male was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged and remanded. The third incident occurred on the 30th of Decemeber on St Stephens Road in Sneinton whereby a male suffered two knife wounds to his back following two males attending his property. The invesitgation into this incident is ongoing. We remain committed to tackling serious violence particularly where knives are involved and additional activity to combat these type offences will be funded throughout January as part of Operation Scorpion.

 Acquisitive Crime

Acquisitive crime includes all offences where
items are 'acquired' or stolen such autocrime, burglary and robbery.

November 2019 - Some good work from local officers secured the arrest a male believed responsible for two robberies on the Clifton campus of the University. This male was subsequently charged and remanded for these offences.Shop theft is still am issue around the shops in Clifton and the neighbourhood team continue to identify and support prosecutions with just under half of all offences reported detected.There has been a slight increase in bike theft around the Meadows retail parks and the team are speaking to businesses and the public offering crime prevention advice in addition to running several operations aimed at catching those responsible.

December 2019 - We have also seen decreases in robbery, theft and vehicle offences which is all very positive news. Unfortunately there has been an increase in burglary with an additional 23 offences over the year however these are at premises that are classed as non-dwelling a category that typically includes outhouses and sheds. I would there advise the community that, wherever possible, these building are left secured.

The challenge of shoplifting continues in the Clifton area and Op Uncolt continues to coordinate activity in the area in the run up to Christmas. A positive is the number of detections for shop thefts at Clifton which currently 50% higher than the force and this is testimony to the work the Clifton team is doing in this area. A good example was the arrest of two persons on the 18th of November who were subsequently charged with 16 shop theft and drug charges between them.We hope that this send the message that if you steal from shops in Clifton you will be caught!!.

January 2020

Robbery, theft and vehicle crime are all showing reductions in the year to date figures across the City South area in comparison to the same period last which is really positive. Burglary is showing an increase of 6% and we continue to review and analyse the offences to identify any patterns or potential leads.Following the report of a robbery of a delivery driver taking place in Clifton officers responded quickly which resulted in two males being arrested after being found hiding in gardens.  The males were further linked to a number of other robberies of delivery drivers in the Clifton area, following their arrest there have been no further reports and the males remain on police bail while the investigation continues.  This was a really positive result and hopefully put a stop to a series developing on the run up to Christmas.

Drugs

The use and supply of drugs within the City South area has been identified as an issue and can be linked to other crime where offences are committed to feed a drug habit. Additionally we do receive a number of reports of anti-social behaviour linked to drug dealing and the activity of drug users

November 2019 - There have been three warrant executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act across the area all with positive results.Op Baxter continues to run in the Meadows and we are working with the community protection and BT regarding the phone boxes on Risley Drive and Launder Street which are believed to be used to facilitate drugs deals. At the time of writing there have been 14 arrests as part of Op Baxter 5 of these have been in relation to the supply of drugs.

December 2019  - November has been a busy month for the St Anns Neighbourhood Policing Team with 5 warrants executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act which has resulted in the arrest of 5 individuals. Drugs including heroin, cannabis, cocaine and 2Kg of MDMA have been recovered along with cash in excess of £12,000 cash.Residents have complained about a problem address on Paxton Gardens which was being used to supply and take takes for a number of months now. Police have conducted three warrants at the address and have attended numerous other times on enquiries. After a considerable amount of work, a Closure Order was obtained from Nottingham Magistrates court on 19th November which means the property will be empty and has been secured. This will hopefully provide some respite for residents whilst colleagues in City Homes and Community Protection consider long term tenancy action.

January 2020

We continue to gather and develop intelligence across the area to support enforcement action.  There are 21 live drug offences that are currently being investigated by the City South neighbourhood team and in each case a suspect has been arrested.The Meadows team are spending the majority of their time patrolling reported drug hotspots in response to community concerns. Those areas highlighted as being an issue are Gritley Mews, Risley Drive and Launder St. We are still working with Community Protection and BT with a view to reducing the impact the phone boxes have on drug dealing in the locality.

City South Priorities - July 2019 to September 2019

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July 2019

The City South comprises of the St Ann’s, Mapperley, Clifton, Meadows and Sneinton and Dales areas. Whilst each area is very different a number of overarching strategic priorities have been identified through analysis of crime, consultation with partners and feedback from our community.

These priorities do not replace those local priorities raised at community meetings.

Serious Violence

Serious violence includes violence where the injuries are significant and also includes knife crime. Knife crime is on the increase nationally and although to a lesser extent, this is reflected within Nottinghamshire. We are very aware of the devestating impact serious violence and knife crime can have on communities and we are committed to tackling this issue.

 Aquisitive Crime

Aquisitive crime includes all offences where items are 'acquired' or stolen such autocrime, burglary and robbery.

Drugs

The use and supply of drugs within the City South area has been identified as an issue and can be linked to other crime where offences are committed to feed a drug habit.