Issue - meetings


Meeting: 05/10/2021 - Crime & Disorder Sub- Committee (decommissioned 13th June 2022) (Item 8)


Report attached.


The report before Members provided information on performance against the indicators previously requested by the Crime and Disorder Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee during Quarter 1 (April to June 2021).


Members were notified that there had been a reduction in the response time to i grade calls from 82.9% to 68%.


The police advised that a number of newer officers were awaiting driving courses and that there had been no push to arrive in 15 minutes and instead ensure that officers got to the scene and did a really thorough initial investigation and provide victim care whilst they were at the scene.


With regards to crime there had been an increase in 2021/22 from the lockdown period 2020/21 but there had been a decrease of over 800 offences reported from the pre-pandemic year of 2019/20.


It was noted that there had been a decrease in residential burglaries during the lockdown and this had continued into 2021/22. Much of the decrease had come about due to the Council funded police officers taking part in Operation Gambler which was aimed at disrupting burglars and car-jackers across Essex and Havering.


Domestic abuse incidents offences had remained similar to the previous year.


There had been some increases of non-domestic violence with injury particularly relating to Romford town centre not just with the night time economy but also from youths congregating in the town centre during the daytime period and after school time the Council was working with its partners to monitor the situation closely.


There had been no gun crime in the quarter and there had also been a reduction in knife crimes across the borough.


In response to a question relating to the section 92 officers Members were advised that the officers formed part of the Metropolitan Police. Monthly meetings took place between council officers and all its partners where intelligence was shared.


In relation to ASB there had been a large increase in complaints in 2020/21 mainly in part due to people reporting issues of non-compliance of lockdown restrictions. The figures had reduced this year but still remained higher than the pre-pandemic year of 2019/20.


In response to q question as to how Havering compared with other boroughs in relation to crime and disorder, Officers advised that Havering compared most favourably of the three boroughs in the tri borough unit.


The Sub-Committee noted the contents of the report.