Community Safety Partnership Plan 2019-20

How do we compare to the rest of London for our priority crimes?

H&F's rank compared to the other 31 London boroughs.

Crime rate figures shown are for the period 2018-19. The figures are based on crime rate in 32 London boroughs (rank 1 is worst crime rate).

  • Anti-social behaviour - 1% fall since last year
  • Burglary - 10th highest (per 1,000 households)
  • Domestic abuse - 13th highest
  • Hate crime - 4th highest
  • Knife crime - 5th highest
  • Motor vehicle - 5th highest
  • Personal robbery - 10th highest
  • Theft rate - 5th highest

Our manifesto pledges

We will:

  • invest more on crime prevention
  • work with voluntary sector to tackle knife crime and gang and youth violence
  • provide help for young people who are involved in gangs or at risk of becoming gang members
  • work with the police to stop moped crime and drug dealing
  • provide better processes to support residents who have to put up with anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in their neighbourhood
  • continue to invest in CCTV
  • enforce and protect the victims of abuse, including female genital mutilation
  • review and enhance the community safety team and the work of safer neighbourhood board
  • ensure the new Metropolitan Police Borough Command Unit is working effectively
  • tackle hate crime when and wherever it appears
  • ensure stop and search is targeted appropriately and is effective
  • protect residents from being the victims of radicalisation
  • ensure local ward police officers are supported effectively
  • support the work of ‘victim support’ teams and crime prevention measures.
  • Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

    Our aims

    • Finding better ways to tackle ASB
    • Making it easier to report ASB
    • Ensuring our communities feel safe


    Statistics 2017-18 vs 2018-19

    • Police ASB calls down 1%
    • ASB incidents reported to council down 5%
    • Total drugs offences down 3%
    • Graffiti down 20%
    • Flytipping down 32%


    How will we achive this?

    • Take coordinated action to manage those perpetrating ASB and particular hotspot areas
    • Tackle drug dealing
    • Maintain a safe and clean environment for all
  • Burglary

    Our aims

    • Catching and convicting more burglars
    • Helping people feel safer in their homes
    • Seeing a reduction in borough burglaries


    Statistics 2017-18 vs 2018-19

    • Burglary up 1% - residential burglary accounted for 72% of burglary offences in 2018-19


    How will we achieve this?

    • Provide crime prevention advice to empower residents to protect their homes
    • Support vulnerable residents in protecting their homes
    • Support police to ensure robust criminal justice action against prolific burglars
  • Hate crime and extremism

    Our aims

    • Stopping hate crime in our borough
    • Supporting and protecting victims of hate crime
    • Protecting residents from being victims of radicalisation


    Statistics 2017-18 vs 2018-19

    • Total hate crimes up 1%
    • Disability hate crime down 19%
    • Homophobic crime up 32%
    • Racist and religious crime down 1%
    • Faith crime down 14%


    How will we achieve this?

    • Help people feel confident to report hate crime and make it easy to do
    • Tackle incidents of hate crime and increase support to victims
    • Train frontline staff to spot signs of radicalisation
  • Knife crime

    Our aims

    • Reducing the number of knives on our streets
    • Fewer victims of knife crimes
    • Helping reduce exposure of young people to violence


    Statistics 2017-18 vs 2018-19

    • Violent crime up 13%
    • Knife crime with injury up 20%
    • Serious youth violence up 94% 


    How will we achive this?

    • Take coordinated action to keep young people safe and prevent them becoming involved in crime
    • Support and engage with communities, neighbourhoods and families against knife crime
    • Provide enhanced support for victims
    • Target those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons
  • Reducing re-offending

    Our aims

    • Working closely with partners to prevent crimes
    • Supporting people out of crime
    • Fewer people reoffending


    Statistics

    • The October 2014 to September 2015 cohort of offenders had a 26.9% adult reoffending rate which decreased from 27.7% the previous year.


    How will we achieve this?

    • Offer offenders ways out of crime
    • Provide appropriate support to offenders
    • Share information appropriately and coordinate work effectively between different partners
  • Robbery

    Our aims

    • More successful prosecutions for robbery
    • Fewer incidents of robbery
    • Helping residents feel safer 


    Statistics 2017-18 vs 2018-19

    • Robbery up 45%     


    How will we achieve this?

    • Continue to invest in CCTV
    • Provide crime prevention advice and support to residents
    • Design the built environment to reduce opportunities for crime
    • Support police to ensure robust criminal justice action against prolific offenders
  • Theft and motor vehicle crime

    Our aims

    • Reducing moped-enabled crime
    • Stopping residents from becoming victims
    • Catching and prosecuting more thieves


    Statistics 2017-18 vs 2018-19

    • Theft down 5%
    • Motor vehicle crime down 23%
    • Offences committed using a moped up 18%    


    How will we achieve this?

    • Proactive work in known hotspots
    • Support police to ensure robust criminal justice action against prolific offenders
    • Provide crime prevention advice to empower residents to protect their property and vehicles
  • Violence against women and girls (VAWG)

    Our aims

    • Ensuring survivors know support is available
    • Helping survivors to feel safer
    • Supporting survivors through the court process


    Statistics 2017-18 vs 2018-19

    • Domestic Abuse offences up 9%
    • Domestic Abuse conviction rate 75.7% in 18/19,  which is the highest in London


    How will we achieve this?

    • Provide specialist advocacy for survivors
    • Coordination of specialist domestic abuse courts to improve DA conviction rates
    • Provide a dedicated officer to address Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)


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