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Arboretum Ward Strategic Priorities: April 2019

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April 2019

Arboretum - April 2019

Although recorded crime has risen over a rolling 12 month period, in the last month overall crime has fallen by 14 offences which is a reduction of nearly 26%. We have seen reductions in robbery and vehicle crime and no change in residential burglary. This is of course very good news and demonstrates that the work undertaken by us and our partners is targeted in the right areas. Nevertheless, we will continue this work to reduce crime further paying particular attention to the two identified Crime Priorities:-

  1. Residential Burglary and
  2. Vehicle offences

To assist with this endeavour we have at our disposal:

  • Operation LUMINATION – a Proactive team comprising one Sergeant and three constables tackling street based crime
  • Police detectives to review all burglary and serious violent crime investigations.
  • Staff who will target those criminals who are actively committing these crime types on our area. For example, any individual who has historically committed these crimes on our area but is currently wanted for an unrelated offence will be prioritised for arrest.
  • Staff who use social media as well as face-to-face communication to educate and inform the public regarding crime prevention.
  • Staff who will manage intelligence based activity ensuring that anything of particular note is dealt with as a priority.

In addition please note that your local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) will still be proactively dealing with priorities identified at the local neighbourhood level.

Following meetings with our partners, we are also working alongside those partners to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) on several fronts, namely:

  1. Begging
  2. People being drunk or rowdy in public places
  3. Rubbish and Littering
  4. Noisy neighbours or loud parties

Many incidents do not follow any patterns or trends and cannot be traced to a single location, time, day, victim or offender so they are difficult to prosecute but where they are attributable to an offender we will always take positive action.

The Arboretum NPT will contact every victim of burglary, follow up vehicle offences and ASB to reassure you, offer advice and maximise the amount of evidence that can be gained by completing house to house and CCTV enquiries.  We will always support victims to ensure a prosecution where the evidence exists, but there are things that we would encourage the public to do to help us prevent incidents.

  • Keep doors and windows locked at night. Try not to put expensive electrical items on display near open windows. Leave a light on in the property when you go out, set the burglar alarm if you have one, and if not consider fitting one. It’s best to have Home insurance.
  • Keep vehicle doors locked and secure, try not to leave items on display such as cash, phones, and other valuables. Park your vehicles courteously and in well-lit areas.  Vehicles are sometimes vandalised over inconsiderate parking.
  • Bin fires are quite common.  This said, you can help us by only putting your bins on the street on the morning of your scheduled collection and putting them away again as quickly as possible.
  • Do not over fill your bin.
  • Do not leave bulky waste out.  This can be used to cause damage and is a target for arson.  Make use of the Council’s bulky waste collection service which is a free service and can be arranged on 0115 915 2000.
  • Report fly tips or suspicious behaviour so that the Council and Police can react appropriately.  Call 101 or in an emergency 999.  Or report anonymously through Crime stoppers on 0800 555111
  • Report to the Council any walls, street lamps etc that require repairing.  It may not be the Council’s responsibility to repair a wall but they will liaise with the owner.  Damaged walls provide ammunition to damage property
  • Talk to your children and make sure they value other people’s property