The council's vision and duty
The Sustainable Community Strategy vision is
`Warwick District, a great place to live, work and visit, where we aspire to build sustainable, safe, stronger and healthier communities'
The Safer Communities aim is `protecting our communities from harm with emphasis on the prevention of incidents, whilst focusing on the most vulnerable to make them feel safer
The Council has a duty to:
- work in partnership with the Police, County Council, Police Authority, Fire & Rescue Service, Probation Trust and National Health Service to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder and the misuse of drugs in the district
- ensure that it does not contribute to increased crime and anti-social behaviour through the delivery of its services.
The Council's Community Safety Team helps to coordinate this work to tackle crime and disorder in the District.
- Adopting a preventative culture in our service design and delivery
- Delivering quality services and utilising all the powers available to us to make communities feel safer (such as licensing, CCTV and parking enforcement)
- Consulting and involving the community in identifying crime and disorder problems and solutions.
- Coordinating actions to address the concerns of local people
- Ensuring that the concerns of Community Forums inform the picture of crime and disorder in the district, South Warwickshire & Warwickshire.
- Working with Stratford-on-Avon District Council to jointly lead on tackling anti-social behaviour
- Working together with Stratford-on-Avon District Council to drive and administer Safer South Warwickshire - Community Safety Partnership
- Challenging the responsible authorities and cooperative bodies to do all they can to reduce crime and disorder and the fear of crime.
Contact the Community Safety Team
The Community Safety Team can be contacted by emailing us at email@example.com or telephoning us on 01926 456021.
For enquiries relating to anti-social behaviour phone 01926 456010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Levels of crime and disorder in Warwick district
In 2012/13 there were 8,460 recorded crimes in the district. This is up 313 crimes (+4%) on the previous 12 month period and follows the two lowest ever totals since partnership working commenced in 1998.
- Violent Crime was up 125 (7%) to 1,486 from 1,361
- Serious Acquisitive Crime was up 309 (21%) to 1,781 from 1,472
- Burglary is up 91 (20%) to 540 from 449 ( lowest ever level)
- Vehicle crime is up 185 (19%) to 1,160 from 975 ( lowest ever level total). Theft from a vehicle is up whilst theft of a vehicle is down.
- Robbery was up 19 (37%) to 71 from 52 ( lowest ever total)
- Criminal damage was down 294 (21%) to 1,257 (lowest ever total) from 1,551
There were 5,068 reported anti-social behaviour incidents which is down 1,266 (-20%) from 6,334. New closing codes were used for the first time in 2011/12 and reasons for the large reductions are not clear this time.
Tackling anti-social behaviour is the Warwick District Council Community Safety priority and together with Stratford-on-Avon District Council take the lead in tackling this priority in South Warwickshire.
Based on the findings of the Strategic Assessment the priorities for Safer South Warwickshire ( Community Safety Partnership) are reducing violent crime and reducing re-offending. A target for tackling ASB will be agreed in November when we have the first six months of comparable data.
Warwickshire Police & Safer Neighbourhoods
Warwickshire Police introduced local policing teams across Warwickshire in 2006. There are eight Safer Neighbourhood Areas in Warwick district based on district council wards:
- North Leamington (Clarendon, Crown, Manor and Milverton)
- South Leamington (Brunswick and Willes)
- Eastern (Cubbington, Radford Semele and Stoneleigh)
- Western ( Bishop's Tachbrook, Budbrooke, Lapworth and Leek Wootton).
The Leamington Town Safer Neighbourhoods Area is unique in that it is based on the borders of the licensing saturation zones.
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