Agenda and minutes

Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Panel
Wednesday 18th April 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Solihull

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

To receive notification of any declarations of pecuniary and/or conflict of interest from Members.

Minutes:

None received.

 

2.

Quarterly Performance Update - Quarter 4 - 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To advise the Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Panel of the current Quarter 4 crime data across Solihull Borough.

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Minutes:

In attendance: Superintendent Simon Inglis (West Midlands Police – Solihull NPU) and Inspector Ruth Tissington (West Midlands Police – Solihull NPU).

West Midlands Police reported on the Quarter 4 – 2017/18 crime data for across Solihull. In summary, the written report highlighted the following:

·  For year to date (YTD), total recorded crime (TRC), vehicle crime, burglary, robbery, theft from shops and stalls and public place violence had seen an increase, mirroring trends seen nationally. 

·  TRC in Solihull had seen an increase of 1467 offences YTD. TRC now stood at 15070 offences although TRC in Quarter 4 had seen a decrease of 141 compared to Quarter 3. Chelmsley Wood and St Alphege were consistently the areas with the highest number of TRC - accounting for 19%. Comparisons with the same period last year showed that Birmingham International Airport, Smith’s Wood, and Blythe saw the largest increases. 

·  The top 3 contributors of TRC had been burglary residential, theft from shop or stall and theft from motor vehicle. Vehicle crime had seen an increase of 238 offences YTD. Theft from motor vehicle was the largest offence within the vehicle crime type across all quarters. There had been no car-jacking offences since November 2017.

·  Burglary offences had increased by 429 offences YTD. The total now stood at 2250 offences. Burglary – residential formed the largest contributor to overall burglary figures with 427 offences recorded in the fourth Quarter. The top 3 locations accounting for 24.5% of all burglary residential offences were Olton, Silhill and Elmdon. Increases in burglary had been seen across the West Midlands with the past 5 quarters breaching the seasonality cycle and projected trends upper control limit.

·  Robbery had increased by 94 offences YTD to a total of 405. Comparing YTD, St Alphege, Chelmsley Wood, Lyndon and Kingshurst and Fordbridge had seen the highest numbers of Robbery. Robbery – personal property had been the largest contributor to this category.

·  Theft from shops or stalls had increased YTD by an additional 31 offences to a total of 1458. St Alphege, Shirley South and Chelmsley Wood (Solihull’s main retail areas) remained the largest contributors, replicating increases seen regionally.

·  Increases in violent crime had been seen both regionally and nationally. YTD public place violence offences had increased in Solihull by 232 offences to 1836. YTD domestic abuse related crimes had increased by 27 offences to 1198. YTD domestic abuse non-crime incidents had increased by 3 incidents to 1702. Actual bodily harm and common assault accounted for 72% of all domestic abuse related crime in Quarter 4.

·  Class A drug offences had reduced by 33 offences YTD. The current 2017/18 figure was 36 recorded offences. Drug offences in category Class B and C had also seen a reduction YTD. 87 less offences had been recorded with the total being 143 YTD. Possession of cannabis accounts for 79% of offences in Quarter 4.

·  Reported incidents of child sexual exploitation had increased by 19 offences to a YTD total of 32 offences.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Partnership Intervention and Investigation of Hidden Crime pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To provide the Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Panel with a presentation of the Partnerships work in relation to the intervention and investigation of so called hidden crimes including child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and modern day slavery. 

 

To enable the Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Panel the opportunity to discuss the intervention and investigation of so called hidden crimes. 

 

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4.

Safer Solihull Community Safety Strategy Discussion Paper pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To provide the Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Panel with a position statement in reference to the drafting of the Safer Solihull 3 Year Community Safety Strategy (2018 – 2021). 

 

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5.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

The meeting is likely not to be open to the public during discussion of the following items because the reports contain exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

resolved

That, in pursuance of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Press and the Public be now excluded from the meeting for the remainder of the business to be transacted, on the grounds that there would be disclosure to them of exempt information by virtue of paragraph(s) 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.