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June blog

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I really hope that you
and your families are safe and well during these difficult times.

Your local officers continue
to work in the community engaging and explaining Government advice in how to
stay safe.

Performance

I thought I would share
our current crime performance so far this year.

Current
Recorded Crime Year to Date on the City West

                                    Current            Previous          Change            %Change

City West       
           1104                1281                -177                 -13%

 

Wards

Aspley             312                  319                  -7                     -2%

Basford                       317                  348                  -31                   -8%

Wollaton                     91                    140                  -49                   -35%

Bilborough                  269                  334                  -65                   -19%

Leen Valley                115                  140                  -25                   -17%

As anticipated through these unprecedented times
during the pandemic lockdown all overall crime in each ward has shown a
reduction.

However some areas of our work have increased. On
the City West we have recorded 937 incidents of reported antisocial behaviour
since 1 April. This is an increase of 487 which equates to a
108% increase. The vast majority of these calls have concerned breaches of the
lockdown regulations.

I am pleased to report
overall hate incidents on the City West have decreased by 28% (year to date), which
equates to 36 reported incidents compared to 50 incidents in the previous year.

Synopsis
of acquisitive crime in City West:

  • All burglaries (residential and commercial). Burglaries are down by 11%. So far
    this year we have recorded 64 offences this year compared to 72 last year.

  • Personal robbery. So far this year we have recorded 6 crimes of personal robbery
    compared to 9 reports during the same period last year. (-33%).

  • Auto
    crime is showing a healthy 23% reduction will equates to 17 less victims.  

Engagements

During the pandemic our face to face engagements
have been reduced. We continue to make best use of our social media platforms.
If you have any engagements planned in the future please let us know as we
would like to attend.

Your
Neighbourhood Team

We have made a few adjusts to our teams.

Sgt Tracey Perkins has
joined the team. Tracey has a wealth of experience and will take responsibility
for the Wollaton, Basford and Leen Valley Wards. Tracey is in the process of
allocating Beat Managers to each of her wards. These officers will be announced
soon and the details will be on the website. Tracey is being joined by two new PCSOs,
again their details will be updated onto the website.

Court Results

Man sentenced following shoplifting spree

A 40-year-old man has been sentenced following a three month
shoplifting spree.

Leeroy Simpson, of Croft Avenue in Long Eaton, pleaded guilty to
breaching a criminal behaviour order and ten shop thefts at Nottingham Crown
Court on 9 June.

The shoplifter’s haul included 16 bottles of self-tan, beef steaks and
boxes of washing powder, in a series of thefts he committed between 16 February
and 1 May.

Simpson stole from the Co-Op on Bracebridge Drive four times, once on 18 April,
twice on 19 April and once on 1 May.

His other targets
were Sainsbury’s in Watnall Road in Hucknall on 16 February, Go Outdoors on
Mansfield Road in Daybrook on 25 February, Superdrug in Main Street in Bulwell
on 19 March, Heron in Bracebridge Drive in Broxtowe on 23 April, McColls in
Broxtowe Lane in Broxtowe on 24 April, Wollaton Vale Service Station in
Wollaton Vale, Wollaton, on 1 May.

PC Keith Parkes of Nottinghamshire Police said:
“Simpson has repeatedly helped himself to goods from shops at the expense of
the business owners.

“We know what an impact shoplifting can have on
businesses in our community, which is why I’m pleased we have been able to put
Simpson before the courts to answer for his actions.”

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