SSCB PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
To receive a report from
Andrea Clemons, Head of Community Safety.
report from Rod Bennett on the SSCB Performance Monitoring and
- Performance for a large number of offences
were generally showing a reduction
– Total Notifiable Offences (-0.6%). ASB calls (-21.7%),
Burglary (-10.3%), Theft from Motor vehicles (-22%). The MOPAC 7 crime categories are showing a -7.5%
decrease in the last 12 months.
has however been an increase in knife crime in the borough and
three of the MOPAC indicators are showing increases in the last 12
months including Criminal Damage (+3.1%, Robbery (+12.4%) and
Violence with Injury (+10.9%) an increase in Violence against the
person of (+11%).
London borough performance tables show the percentage change for
the MOPAC 7 Crime figures for the last year to August 2015 at
(-6.5%), which puts Enfield in the first 5 of the 32 boroughs. For
Total Notifiable Offences at (-0.4%) - Enfield is in the first
vehicle crime, the majority of incidents are thefts from motor
vehicles which include a high number of number plate thefts. Whilst
the figures for burglary show a 10.3% decrease from the last 12
months, the winter seasonal peak is to come and therefore current
initiatives are targeting this crime– SmartWater is currently being deployed through the
Neighbourhood Watch schemes and through Metrace.
- Violence against women and girls show a slight rise this year
with approximately 50 additional reports to police of reported
domestic abuse violence with injury.
There has been improved reporting and a small number of people
account for a large proportion of cases. There has been a significant increase in the
number of MARAC referrals.
- Serious Youth Violence – shows a 19.1% rise in the last 12
months although compared to 2011/12 there is a 1.7% decrease.
London overall has had a 13.6% increase. The north and east London
areas are seeing a higher increase in this crime.
The following issues were
- Although statistics show we have a +12.4% increase in robbery in
the last 12months, there is actually a -20.3% reduction compared to
2011/12. It was pointed out that the baseline figure is given from
2011/12. Superintendent Carl Robinson
pointed out that more work was being carried out with gang members
which has led to more information being
reported to the police and more incidents recorded. Where a robbery has occurred when a knife is also
evident, this will now be recorded under two crime
- Reference was made to a stabbing in Turkey Street and the need
for neighbourhood policing. It
was stated that Operation Teal has been used to target gang
asked how many incidents of gun crime there had been, it was
answered that there had been 10 gun discharges over the previous
year. The Commissioner is particularly concerned about this issue
and is looking at whether there should be more ‘stop and
searches’ carried out.
changing demographics/ diversity of the borough was raised. It was
thought the north and east London areas, which are seeing a higher
increase in crime, may be as a result of the changing demographics
of the area. This occurs as high
numbers of people move out of the more affluent areas of London to
other boroughs. It was stated
that there was approximately an additional 50,000 people living in
Enfield since 2008 and many of those often move from one area to
another, and therefore they may not feel an attachment/ affinity
with their neighbourhood. The youth offending team carry out work with
youngsters in the area and reference was also made to Youth
Community Action. It was suggested that
further details/ statistics could be included in
members of the public were concerned that although statistics
appear to show that the number of crimes, are going down in the area, there appear to
be a number of crimes that are going unreported, especially in
relation to car crime. It was asked
that if there are particular areas that are of concern to residents
that they inform the police in order that they can target resources
in these areas. This is especially
relevant as we are approaching the winter when more burglaries
occur, as they are undertaken under the cover of
member of the public spoke of the connection between crimes. She
thought the increasing level/ supply of drugs would have an adverse
effect on a number of other crimes. It was agreed that the use of
drugs and alcohol has a significant impact on crimes committed.
Superintendent Robinson said the police do target those people who
are ‘dealing’ drugs.
However he pointed out that when a ‘dealer’ is removed
another one will often emerge to take their place.
concern was raised that gang members who currently carry knives may
move on to having guns, even though there is a higher penalty to be
paid for carrying guns and a greater risk of fatality.
member of the public raised concerns that gang members are often
hiding knives in resident’s gardens. She also said she saw
people dealing/ using drugs openly on streets.
- It was
asked if the cases of domestic abuse being recorded are those
reported by the victims and if there are dedicated officers to deal
with these cases. It was answered that
cases are reported by the victims involved, and also by others,
including doctors. Doctors are being
asked to make routine enquiries to ask people how they have
received their injury. When a report is
made there are dedicated officers to deal with the case, although
may be the emergency response team who are first involved.
It was stated that all officers are trained in dealing with these
- Serious Youth violence has shown a 19.1% increase in Enfield in
the last year and it was asked how schools were dealing with this
matter. Police Sergeant Steve Hicks covered this matter under item
member of the public asked about the training undertaken by the
police when working with the community on domestic incidents, she
was concerned that in the past victims of domestic/ emotional abuse
had sometimes not been taken seriously.
It was confirmed that all police officers are trained in this