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Bassetlaw Neighbourhood Priority Agreed for the next three months (October 2020 to January 2021)

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Date: 
October 2020

Bassetlaw Neighbourhood Priority agreed for the next three
months (October 2020 to January 2021)

Priorities set by Inspector Neil Bellamy at the remotely
conducted (due to Coronavirus and Covid-19 Pandemic) Local Policing Priority
Setting (LPPS) meeting.

In Bassetlaw we set Policing Priorities every three months.
We now set priorities, based on various types of information received such as
Crime and Disorder Surveys and calls received as well as #whatmatters to you
survey data.

We continue to receive information from the Local Authority
(Elected and Executive), County Councillors, Local Councillors and Bassetlaw
Residents (utilising surgeries and other engagement) about the issues and
concerns in their area.

This enables me to consider as wide a range of information
as possible for the priorities to be decided.

The priorities as identified by the Office of the Police and
Crime Commissioner for the residents of Bassetlaw have remained the same as the
last quarter due to there being no additional survey work completed by the OPCC
albeit it is reasonable to assume that they would have remained broadly the
same, and the areas are supported by the #whatmatters data:

Drug use and dealing

Reckless & dangerous driving

Burglary

Speeding

Car Crime

The priorities as identified by the Priority Setting
Meetings of East Bassetlaw have NOT been set due to the National Health
Emergency.

The priority for WORKSOP as identified by the Elected Leader
of the Local Authority remains the Town Centre specifically with regard to Anti-Social
Behaviour relating to drug use and particularly visible in the times of reduced
mobility of the population in this pandemic.

On 23rd March 2020 the UK was put on a Government ‘lockdown’
due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and this has had a significant impact on
crime, mainly a reduction.

The situation continues with the Tiered responses and local
restrictions.

I have reviewed the information available to me which shows
that for Bassetlaw, recorded crimes for violence against the person, burglary,
theft and criminal damage have all reduced significantly.

With regards to our previous priorities:

Drug offences are also down;

•             Current
month compared with previous month this year -13.3%

•             Current
month compared with same month last year -43.5%

Anti-Social Behaviour is one of a few areas that are showing
an increase at +70.4% Year to Date and +39.3% in the last two weeks. The vast
majority of this relates to the public reporting Covid-19 Breach related Anti-Social
Behaviour.

The Police and Crime Commissioners Survey was undertaken
before the lockdown, but indicated that Drug Use and Dealing was of highest
concern to those surveyed. 

The majority of concerns raised by the public through their
local councillors relate to people breaching the Covid-19 Government Regulations. 

In light of all of the above information, and the current
circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic at this time the clear main
concern from the public is Anti-Social Behaviour.

Our Policing Priority
for the next three months will be to focus on the response to Covid-19 Related ASB, with the caveat
that this will be reviewed before that time if there is a significant change
(such as the Covid-19 restrictions being released).