Community Safety Partnership Plan 2020-21

Our priorities are to make Hammersmith & Fulham a safer place for residents, businesses, and visitors to the borough by reducing crime and the fear of crime by addressing the risk, threat and harm to victims and local communities and by strengthening the role of H&F’s communities in the delivery of local initiatives.

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

H&F's rank compared to the other London boroughs. Crime rate figures shown are for the period 2020-21 compared with 2019-20. Rank 1 is worst crime rate.

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

2021-22 Priority

2020-21 Performance

2019-20 Performance

Violent crime

5th

2nd

Violence against women and girls - Domestic abuse

20th

13th

Violence against women and girls -  Sexual offences

13th

2nd

Hate crime and extremism

6th

3rd

Anti-social behaviour

7th

3rd

Gangs, violence and exploitation

3rd

3rd

Burglary 

19th

19th

Personal robbery

13th

10th

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)

    Aims

    • Increase satisfaction and safety for victims of antisocial behaviour (ASB)
       

    Statistics

    • 50% increases in police ASB calls in H&F in 2020/21 compared with a 61% increase in London
       

    How will we achieve this?

    • Our law enforcement officers will be our eyes and ears, acting as ambassadors for the council as we seek to drive down environmental crime and antisocial behaviour.
    • Additional ASB Officers have been appointed to support victims and tackle antisocial behaviour
    • Take coordinated action to manage those perpetrating ASB and particular hotspot areas
  • Gangs, violence and exploitation

    Aims

    • Reduce the number of violent crimes committed by young people
    • Reduce the number and seriousness of injuries caused by youth violence
       

    Statistics

    • There was a 17% decrease in knife crime for victims under age 25 in 2020/21 compared with a 21% decrease in London
       

    How will we achieve this?
    Our new Gang’s Unit will:

    • identify young people at risk of becoming involved in gang activity or exploitation
    • provide effective early-intervention strategies to vulnerable children, young people and their families
    • offer long-term support and guidance to young people that helps them transition safely away from gang association
    • identify, disrupt and enforce against specific gangs
    • provide support for victims.
  • Serious violence

    Aims

    • Reduce the number of violent crimes
    • Increase resident safety and perceptions of safety
       

    Statistics

    • Violent crime decreased by 11% in H&F in 2020/21 compared to 1% in London
    • Knife crime decreased by 16% in H&F compared to 12% in London
       

    How will we achieve this?

    • Enhanced analytical capability to identify patterns in violent, criminal and exploitative behaviour.
    • Reduce adult offending
    • Tackle the underlying causes of offending
  • Violence against women and girls

    Aims

    • Increase access to support for victims of all forms of violence against women and girls
    • Reduce the risk posed by perpetrators of violence against women and girls
       

    Statistics

    • 2% decrease in domestic abuse offences in H&F compared with a 6% increase in London
    • 27% decrease in sexual offences compared with 5% decrease in London
    • Modern slavery and exploitation decreased by 92% compared with a 30% increase in London
       

    How will we achieve this?

    • Provide specialist advocacy and support services for survivors – we will be launching our new Violence Against Women and Girls service in October.
    • Coordinate specialist domestic abuses courts to improve domestic abuse conviction rates
    • Launch and delivery of H&F’s first Modern Slavery and Exploitation Strategy
  • Hatred and extremism

    Aims

    • Increase access to support for victims of hate crime and hate incidents
    • Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
       

    Statistics

    • 1% decrease in hate crime offences in H&F compared with a 16% increase in London
       

    How will we achieve this?

    • Help people feel confident to report hate crime
    • Investigate hate crimes and take action
    • Provide specialist support for victims
    • Provide a specialist hate crime worker
  • Burglary

    Aims

    • Fewer borough burglaries
    • Catch and convict more burglars
    • People feel safer in their homes
       

    Statistics

    • 16 % decrease in burglaries in H&F and across London
       

    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
  • Robbery

    Aims

    • Reduction in residential and commercial robbery
       

    Statistics

    • 26% decrease in robbery in H&F compared with a 16% decrease in London
       

    How will we achieve this?

    • Task resource and assets to target hotspot locations and repeat offenders
    • Provide crime prevention advice to residents and businesses