Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC): Police Public Forum Bristol Chief Superintendent Jon Stratford 25th June 2013
Bristol – Background Facts • Core city – largest in the South West • Population of approximately 430,000 • Thriving diverse communities • Vibrant night life • Major centre for retail, business and education • Area of contrasts; very wealthy wards next to areas of significant deprivation • Bristol Police boundaries mirror those of Bristol City Council • Circa 1150 Police officers and staff work serving the Bristol area • Operating from 8 police stations • 41% of all crime in Avon and Somerset (47% of all burglary, robbery and car crime)
Reported Crime since 1998: Average number of offences per day in Bristol: 6 Domestic Burglaries, 2 Robberies, 3 Thefts of Motor Vehicles and 8Thefts from MV
PCC Priorities – How are we doing? Data as at 14th June 2013
Tackling domestic and sexual violence. Particularly violence towards women and children • Reported Sexual Offences increased by 1.8% last year • Reported Domestic Violence fell by 7% last year • We brought offenders to justice for 52.9% of Reported Sexual Offences and 37.7% of Reported Domestic Violence Offences • We continue to work with specialist partnership teams to support victims and prosecute offenders. We seek to: • Ensure the highest standards of victim care • Drive up reporting of Sexual and Domestic Violence • Deliver robust and effective investigation • Proactively highlight and investigate Female Genital Mutilation • Ensure effective intervention of exploitation and trafficking.
Preventing and reducing burglary and fear of burglary in your area • Domestic Burglary has reduced by 12.0% over the past year (336 fewer victims) • We relentlessly target active burglars • We aim to attend all reported burglaries within an hour • Every victim of household burglary is later visited by their local Neighbourhood Team • A team of officers is in place to deal with all burglary crimes and: • Ensure quality investigations • Robustly manage offenders • Tackle the stolen property market • Use technology to reduce offending opportunities
Reducing the impact of anti-social behaviour in our communities: • We received 28,000 calls about anti-social behaviour (ASB) last year (3% less than the previous year) • We identify and prioritise helping vulnerable people • Victim satisfaction for ASB victims now running over 80% • Close working with Bristol City Council staff in particular targeting offenders and addressing problems through joint working utilising amongst others the110 PCSO’s working in the city • Use of a range of ASB sanctions from letters to Anti-social Behaviour Orders • New this year: “Troubled Families” programme
Ensuring victims are at the heart of the criminal justice system • Feedback from victims of crime and ASB - satisfaction rates have risen to over 80%+ • Improvements made to: • Answering calls • Attendance and actions taken at the scene • Follow up • Specialist team who contact victims of anti-social behaviour and vulnerable victims of crime • Working with partners as Bristol moves to becoming a “Restorative City”