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North Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership

The North Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership

Warwickshire is one of the safest counties in the country and North Warwickshire has had low levels of recorded crime over several years.

The North Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership includes a number of organisations working together to reduce crime and disorder across the Borough. The partnership includes North Warwickshire Borough Council, Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group and other health sector partners, Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company, National Probation Service, Warwickshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team and many others.

Over recent years the number of reported crimes has increased. This is mainly due to revised recording practices being implemented by the Home Office and Warwickshire Police and additional types of crimes being recorded. Some specific crime types have also increased which are outlined below.

Reported crime in North Warwickshire has reduced by 40% over the last decade from over 5,000 recorded offences to a little over 3,000 in 2014/15. In 2017/18 the impact of improved crime recording practices is still apparent. There has been an increase to 4567 recorded offences compared to 4183 in 2016/17. Whilst we are concerned about this increase of 384 offences we are also confident that all crime reported in North Warwickshire is recorded and investigated with integrity and professionalism by our partners.

During 2018/19 the main areas the Community Safety Partnership is focusing on are;

Violent Crime – with a focus on

domestic violence and abuse, sexual offences and drug and alcohol related.

Anti Social Behaviour including

personal, nuisance and environmental anti social behaviour

Road Safety – with a focus on

road traffic accidents resulting in killed or serious injuries.

Crime in Rural Areas including

targeting emerging trends and hot spot locations

In addition to the above priorities vulnerability will be considered as a cross cutting theme and residential burglary and hate crime being areas of concern.

Reducing reoffending is considered to be a key part of the actions to address the priorities identified above.

Reducing Re-offending with a focus on:

  • Supporting the Warwickshire Integrated Offender Management Scheme and the seven pathways to reducing reoffending through:
  • Employment, training and education
  • Accommodation
  • Health
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Finance, benefits and debt
  • Children and families
  • Attitude, thinking and behaviour
  • Tackling cross border and repeat offenders of serious acquisitive crime

Drugs and Alcohol Harm Reduction with a focus on:

  • Preventing violent crime and anti social behaviour
  • Preventing and treating substance misuses and addiction
  • Educating vulnerable people and groups
  • Enhancing access to treatment and support
  • Reducing offending and criminal behaviours and rehabilitating offenders with drug and alcohol addictions
  • Supporting local communities to tackle local problems caused by drugs and alcohol

The Community Safety Partnership delivers local projects as detailed in the partnership plan and influences many of the county wide services to ensure residents in North Warwickshire get a fair share in service provision.

More information on Hate Crime and how to report it.

Last updated Friday, 12th April 2019

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