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April - September 2006 - The City of Edinburgh Council
LOTHIAN AND BORDERS POLICE BOARD
ITEM
20 NOVEMBER 2006
No
CHIEF CONSTABLE’S QUARTERLY PERFORMAMCE REPORT
APRIL SEPTEMBER 2006
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Report by the Chief Constable
1.
Introduction
1.1
The Chief Constable presents his Quarterly Report (Public Performance Report) to
cover the financial period 1 April 2006 to 30 September 2006.
1.2
Public Performance Reporting is one characteristic of a Scottish authority seeking to
achieve Best Value. This report is a major part of meeting such a commitment.
1.3
The Board has made a significant contribution to enable the Force to achieve its
current level of performance. Specifically, the Board has approved expenditure for
equipment, materials and staff that meet the Force’s requirements.
2.
Crime
2.1
Overall recorded crime shows a decrease of two point six percentage points (1,024
less crimes) compared to those published for the same period last year.
2.2
Detections show an increase of 6.2% to 41.7% (2,054 more crimes) compared to the
same period last year.
3.
Operational Goals
3.1
Operational focus has continued on five operational goals. The following outcomes
are highlighted:
Drug Dealing
Maintain performance
1,169 crimes
Crimes of Violence
Maintain performance
1,190 crimes
60% detection
5 1.4% detection
Domestic Housebreaking
Maintain performance based on 6.7% better than target of 1,389
the five year average
(93 less crimes)
40% detection
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45.4% detection
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2,891 Petty Assaults
Disorder in Public Places
5,2 17 Vandalisms
Road Casualties
FataUserious injuries - 23%
reduction on 94-98 average
CHILD fatal/serious injuries 35% reduction on 94-98
average
3.9% better than target of 246
(1 0 less casualties)
16.3% worse than target of 3 1
(5 more casualties)
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4.
Road Policing
4.1
During the period there were 20 fatalities and 216 seriously injured casualties as a
result of road crashes compared with 11 and 220 respectively for the same period in
the previous year.
5.
Firearms
5.1
During the period April to September 2006 there were 123 firearms related incidents
of which 44 required authorisation to issue weapons. This shows a significant
decrease compared with 198 incidents and 81 authorisations for the same period last
year.
6.
Sickness Absence
6.1
During the period for April to September 2006 the overall sickness absence was 4.5%
for police officers and 5.2% for Support staff.
During the period for April to September 2005 the overall sickness absence was 4.7%
for police officers and 4.8% for Support staff.
7.
Racist Incidents
7.1
Within the Force definition of racist incidents there have been 503 reported incidents
compared with 437 incidents for the same period last year.
8.
Recommendation
8.1
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Paddy Tomkins
Chief Constable
10 November 2006
Annex
A Measure of Our Performance: April-September 2006
Background
papers
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Con tents
Force Performance Report - April to September 2006
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July to September 2006 Highlights
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Force Operational Goals - April to September 2006
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Force Goal Crimes of Violence (combination of groups 1 and 2)
Group 1 - Crimes of Violence (all crimes within this group)
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Group 2 - Crimes of Indecency
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Force Goal - Domestic Housebreaking
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Force Goal Drug Offences
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Exceptional Reporting
Groups 6 & 7 Offences (miscellaneous and Road Traffic Offences)
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Road Policing
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Firearms
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Sickness Absence
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Racist Incidents
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Conclusion
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Appendix A -
Crime Groupings, Definition of Crimes of Violence, Statutory Performance
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Indicators
Appendix B - Force Goals & Crime Groups by Council Performance
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Force Performance Report - April to September 2006
This report provides an analysis and interpretation of the Force crime figures, for the
period, April to September 2006 compared to the same period last year. In some
instances, the report also compares current statistics to those for the previous four
years. The report makes comment on areas of exceptional reporting i.e. exceptionally
high or low levels of recorded / detected crimes in comparison to previous months or
years and also reports on identified crime trends.
The crime groupings used to set the ‘Force Goals’ were identified following public
consultation and, as such, those groupings vary slightly from those used by either the
Scottish Executive or the Audit Commission to measure performance.
The resultant ‘Crime Figures’ produced by each agency can appear inconsistent
therefore, to ensure clarity, Appendix A of this report details the criteria for
measuring crime performance as set by each of the above agencies.
In particular, the ‘Force Goals’ Crimes of Violence comprises of crimes from Group 1
(violent - non-crimes of indecency) and Group 2 (crimes of indecency). For clarity
and more detailed analysis, these issues are discussed separately in this report (in
addition to their discussion under the Crimes of Violence heading.)
Appendix B provides graphical detail of performance in relation to Force Goals
within the respective council areas.
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July to September 2006 Highlights
Reflecting on events occurred for the first quarter of this recording period
demonstrates the continuing commitment by Lothian & Borders Police to combat
crime.
03/7/06 A second man appears at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with the murder of
Robert Higgins, a factory worker killed in Kirkliston in May 1995.
03/07/06 Four people were expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after dawn
raids saw around E350,OOO worth of drugs, money and other assets seized.
03/07/06 John Tanner, 30, admitted to the High Court in Edinburgh, assaulting David
Elliot, 37, and abandoning him unconscious after they got into a fight. Mr Elliot was
found dead the next day in the field where the fight took place.
04/07/06 A teenage girl became the first person in the Lothians’ to be charged under
tougher new laws designed to tackle knife crime. Charlene MacPherson, 18, appeared
in private at Linlithgow Sheriff Court charged with possession of a knife after being
stopped by police in East Whitburn. New rules mean bail is not applicable and she
was remanded in custody.
05/07/06 A 77-year-old man suffering from dementia who went missing from his
home was rescued by a group of teenagers. They found him lying in ditch unable to
get to safety after he had fallen down a loft embankment. Police said the teenagers’
actions were exceptional.
12/07/06 Superintendent Ramzan Mohayuddin will begin a new post at Leith police
station after transferring from West Yorkshire police. He will become the most senior
ethnic minority officer in Lothian and Borders police.
13/07/06 Police and council staff launched a crackdown on illegally used mini-motos,
go-peds and quad bikes after an increase in the number of nuisance complaints about
youngsters misusing the machines. Police and trading standards officers will also visit
retailers to remind them about their responsibilities when selling the bikes.
14/7/06 New figures revealed that the time taken to answer calls at the police Force
Communications Centre at Bilston Glen had improved dramatically. Staff are now
closer than ever to hitting standards for answering 999 calls. A total of 89% of calls
were answered within 10 seconds just one per cent short of the target.
14/07/06 Alexander Barclay, 45, of Calder Drive, Edinburgh, appeared at Edinburgh
Sheriff Court charged with murdering Sean Steedman, whose body was discovered in
Wester Hailes on 12 July.
20/07/06 PC Jim McAlpine and his police dog Rocco hit the headlines after Rocco
rounded up six suspected thieves and herded them into a bus shelter until help arrived.
22/07/06 Around a dozen stores in West Lothian agreed to take part in a scheme,
marking bottles of alcohol with invisible ink, in a bid to discover where underage
drinkers were buying their supplies.
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24/07/06 A police crackdown on young drinkers in the south of Edinburgh saw
dozens of bottles of alcohol seized from underage drinkers in the first weekend’s
activity.
26/07/06 Police announced they were going to spend &120,000 on a 3D camera that
would allow officers to capture crime scenes in 360-degree images. The virtual tour
system is perfect to document evidence at crime scenes and will provide a more
realistic interpretation for enquiry teams or court than the more traditional
photographs.
27/07/06 A total of 24 drivers were caught in a one-day crackdown on motorists
driving whilst using their mobile phones.
27/07/06 Serial bag snatcher James McMillan, 32, was banned from almost 40 streets
in Edinburgh city centre following a successful court process, which saw him given
an ASBO. It is hoped that the exclusion zone will protect the customers and shoppers
that he previously targeted.
29/07/06 Police launched a new campaign to tackle the growing number of deaths and
serious injuries among young drivers in West Lothian. Lothian and Borders Road
Policing branch will carry out a two-pronged approach of education and advice to
young people followed by a period of enforcement targeting offences such as
speeding and recklessness.
3 1/07/06 An operation tackling ‘car cloning’ criminals will target crooks who steal
licence plates and attach them to stolen cars then use them in the commission of
crime. Operation Gemini hopes to raise the importance of reporting stolen plates
immediately so police can protect owners from being wrongly implicated in crime.
31/07/06 A summer safety campaign aimed at protecting children on the roads is
launched in the Lothian and Borders force area. The two-week initiative will focus on
speeding, drink driving and failure to ‘belt up’. It will use education; roadblocks and
intelligence-led policing to get the message across to motorists.
31/07/06 James Forbes, 36, was jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder
of Raymond Ewins, 52.
01/08/06 James Forbes, 36 years, receives life sentence for the murder of Raymond
Ewins in Leith, Edinburgh earlier in the year.
02/08/06 City of Edinburgh Council reveal certain areas of the city will become “No
Cold Calling Zones” to protect residents from bogus callers.
02/08/06 Publicity is carried out to highlight the use of trained custody nurses in the
cells at St Leonard’s Police Station to treat prisoners with medical problems. Lothian
and Borders Police are the first force in Scotland to implement such a scheme.
03/08/06 Drugs raids on addresses in Midlothian results in four people being arrested
and reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
03/08/06 A multi-agency operation took place in the Scottish Borders in relation to
wildlife crime offences. A 55-year-old man was questioned and a number of items
seized. (For update see September items).
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03/08/06 A children’s play park, funded after community officer PC Jeff Whelan won
a 250,000 lottery grant, opens at East Craigs, Edinburgh.
03/08/06 A 31-year-old Edinburgh man is given four years in jail for possessing
heroin worth 219,000.
04/08/06 The largest seizure of crack cocaine in the Force area is seized in the
Scottish Borders. Officers arrest a 40-year-old man after stopping his car in West
Linton and discover 238,000 worth of the drug.
04/08/06 The Force publicises new powers that came into force two months earlier
about seizing vehicles from motorists driving with no insurance or driving licence.
More than 200 vehicles have been seized in the crackdown.
04/08/06 It is revealed that a 15-year-old youth has been given an ASBO to prevent
him from committing further anti-social behaviour in Bonnyrigg.
05/08/06 The looth police officer is trained up in the use of the new hand held
computers, PDAs.
07/08/06 The new City Centre Policing Unit is launched in Edinburgh with a
photocall on Carlton Hill with the officers on police bikes.
07/08/06 A 35-year-old Edinburgh man is jailed for three years and nine months after
being found with 2 15,000 worth of heroin.
08/08/06 Publicity is given to a summer crackdown on youths drinking in the south of
Edinburgh with hundreds of litres of alcohol seized.
10/08/06 Seventy-five people are charged across the Force area as a result of a fiveweek crackdown on knife crime - part of the year long Safer Scotland campaign.
11/08/06 Three men receive jail sentences totalling 13 years after assaulting an Asian
man in Edinburgh city centre.
12/08/06 Cocaine worth 238,000 is seized in a raid in the Leith area of Edinburgh and
a 33-year-old man arrested.
14/08/06 A 19-year-old man is charged with a serious assault in Edinburgh following
a successful media appeal for witnesses.
15/08/06 A 27-year-old man is charged with numerous break-ins and attempted
break-ins in Midlothian and Edinburgh as a result of Operation Excalibur.
17/08/06 A dedicated police operation to tackle a spate of business break-ins in
Edinburgh, Mid and East Lothian results in four men being charged with numerous
offences.
18/08/06 A stolen 1920s football medal and pocket watch are successfully reunited
with their owner after an appeal in Edinburgh Evening News.
20/08/06 The Police Information Centre in Edinburgh High Street celebrated it’s tenth
anniversary.
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20/08/06 The annual cricket match between Lothian and Borders Police and India
Select and Edinburgh Pakistan took place at Fettes HQ.
21/08/06 A 34-year-old man from Galashiels is charged with a rape in the Scottish
Borders after handing himself in following a media appeal.
21/08/06 A 26-year-old man appears in court charged with the rape of a 15-year-old
girl in Drum Brae, Edinburgh earlier in the month.
22/08/06 Over 100 bicycle thefts dating back several years are solved in east
Edinburgh and three men are charged with the crimes.
22/08/06 A 24-year-old man receives three and a half years in jail for being found
with 552,000 worth of heroin in Edinburgh earlier in the year.
24/08/06 An education pack for schools about the dangers of knives is rolled out
across Scotland as part of the Safer Scotland initiative. It was devised by Audrey
Fairgrieve, a secondary school teacher on secondment to Safer Communities
department in Edinburgh.
24/08/06 Lothian and Borders Police carry out proactive media publicity in West
Midlands to try and identify up to seven suspects for theftdfrauds committed in the
Edinburgh area. As a result several names were given to police.
26/08/06 Livingston Police Station holds an Open Day for the public in West Lothian.
27/08/06 A man is arrested in connection with the fatal collision in Bathgate, West
Lothian that killed pedestrian Lynne Barker earlier in the day.
30/08/06 Amphetamine worth 575,000 is seized during Operation Foil raid on an
address in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. A man and woman are arrested.
End of 08/06 Two men arrested for series of knifepoint robberies in Gorgie area of
Edinburgh after a media appeal resulted in a member of the public naming both
individuals.
04/09/06 The Princes Royal opened Scotland’s first specially created dedicated family
protection centre in Edinburgh today. The unit will house more than 70 police
officers, social workers and health staff and will deal with child and vulnerable adult
protection, sexual crimes, domestic abuse and youth justice.
06/09/06 5250,000 of cash seized from convicted drug dealers is to be used to fund
extra opening hours for sports and youth centres in two of the most deprived areas of
Edinburgh, (Dumbiedykes and Muirhouse) and pay for anti-drugs campaigns.
07/09/06 Lothian and Borders police are calling for more people in Edinburgh to
consider becoming special constables. The plan is to recruit 100 new volunteers who,
once trained, will support full time colleagues in a wide range of policing activities.
08/09/06 Lothian and Borders police is one of the first forces in Scotland to introduce
a new system that will alert residents by text, voice message or email of crimes in
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their area. The new service can also be used to alert people to missing children, severe
weather conditions and traffic problems.
08/09/06 A major child protection conference was held in Edinburgh today organised
by Lothian and Borders Executive Group (ELBEG) and chaired by Chief Constable
Paddy Tomkins.
09/09/06 Paddy Tomkins, Chief Constable at Lothian and Borders police, was
announced as the new Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland. He is expected to
take up his new post in March next year.
09/09/06 Cocaine with a street value of E120,OOO was recovered by police who
stopped a car in Leith Walk as part of Operation Foil. A 46-year-old man was
expected to appear at court.
10/09/06 Police launched a new text messaging hotline to report community crime
and anti-social behaviour in local communities.
12/09/06 A midnight football league to occupy West Lothian teenagers and keep them
out of trouble has proved a great success. The 10-week trial in Broxburn and
Livingston saw a drop in crime and plans are in place to extend the scheme into the
winter.
14/09/06 An empty flat in East Craigs is to be used by police as a base for community
beat officers, patrol officers and the youth action team. Police will be able to use the
premises to do paperwork and hold meetings without having to leave the area to
return to their station.
14/09/06 A police campaign highlighted the dangers of failing to wear a seatbelt on
taxi journeys by using a couple who suffered severe injuries after their cab crashed
taking them home from a night out. Road checks were carried out on taxicabs to
remind drivers and passengers about the need to belt up even for short trips.
15/09/06 Road policing officers revealed that they had impounded 42 1 cars since June
using new legislation to tackle motorists without driving licences, insurance or driving
in a careless or anti-social manner.
21/09/06 Cocaine with a street value of &26,000was recovered after an Operation Foil
raid in West Lothian. Four men aged 23, 22, 22 and 19 were charged with drugs
offences along with a 19-year-old woman. They were all due to appear at court. In
separate raids under the Drugs Dealers Don’t Care campaign six addresses in north
Edinburgh were searched and heroin worth E1,500 and E650 cash was recovered. A
36-year-old man was expected to appear at court in connection with the offence.
22/09/06 An extra 18 officers will take to the city centre streets after the council
provided E500,OOO to pay for them. The extra officers will join the City Centre
Policing Unit which is responsible for patrols in the Old and New Town and will
tackle disorder in the city centre’s drinking hotspots.
23/09/06 More than 20 pubs signed up to a new Pub Watch scheme in Newington and
the Southside designed to reduce disorder and violence and ensure anti-social patrons
are not tolerated.
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23/09/06 Three men were arrested and one woman reported to the Procurator Fiscal
following a drugs raid at the Ferryboat Inn, Drylaw, as part of the Drug Dealers Don’t
Care initiative.
24/09/06 Police seized drugs and cash during drugs raids in Drylaw. Around E8000 in
cash, 5600 worth of drugs and weapons including a samurai sword were recovered. A
31-year-old man was due to appear in court and two men aged 24 and 38 were
reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
26/09/06 Up to 500 teenagers from East Lothian took part in a road safety event
aimed at reducing fatal car crashes involving young people. Traffic officers, fire
fighters and the ambulance service were all on hand to give advice on drink and drug
driving and a wide range of motor safety issues.
26/09/06 A 66-year-old man was caught with E30,OOO of cocaine after he was stopped
by police in the Gorgie area of the city as part of Operation Foil. He was due to
appear at court.
28/09/06 Drugs worth E5000 were recovered in two separate Operation Foil raids.
Cocaine worth E4000 was discovered at an address in Pilton and E1000 of cocaine,
cannabis and ecstasy were recovered in Fauldhouse, West Lothian. As a result of the
operation seven people were charged with drugs offences.
29/09/06 A man is arrested and charged in connection with various wildlife and
firearms offences in the Scottish Borders. The 55-year-old from Lauder was detected
for the offences following a raid at an address in the Scottish Borders in August.
29/09/06 A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the thefts of
70 road signs in East Lothian over the last few months. A report will be sent to the
Procurator Fiscal and police enquiries into similar thefts in the Scottish Borders
continue.
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Group 2 - Crimes of Indecency
The total number of group 2 crimes of indecency recorded for the year to date shows a
one percentage point decrease compared to the previous year (eight less crimes). The
number of crimes detected for the force for the year to date is 371 (59% of those
crimes recorded) compared to 399 (63% of those recorded) for the same period last
year, a decrease of seven percentage points.
Referring to graph 4 which, details crimes of indecency (rape, attempted rape, lewd
and libidinous practices and indecent assault) as mentioned earlier in the report there
has been a steady increase in the number of recorded crimes of indecency with a
reduction over the last three years.
Further analysis reveals that whilst the City of Edinburgh have experienced a 14%
increase they have achieved a 16% increase in the number of crimes of indecency
detected when compared to the same period last year. The Scottish Borders have also
experienced an increase of 15% with a reduction specifically in the detection of rape
and lewd and libidinous practices.
For the year to date, 98 crimes of rape were recorded, a decrease of nine crimes
compared to the previous year. Of the 98 crimes recorded, 30 of these crimes (3 1%)
were committed out-with this reporting period, the most historical dating back to
1978.
For the year to date, the number of crimes detected is 49 (50% of those recorded)
compared to 65 crimes (61% of those recorded) last year to date.
Of the 68 crimes committed during the reporting period, 52 of the cases (76%) the
victim and suspect were known to one another by some means (associate, ex partner,
neighbour, family member, acquaintance). 44 of the crimes occurred with residential
premises. Over one third of the crimes detail that drink and/or drugs were involved.
Records show that, 23 of the crimes recorded show the victim/complainer to be of the
age of 16 or under and knowing the suspect involved. At least 10 of the crimes
recorded will be unable to be proceeded due to the complainer showing noncooperation to further enquiry or retracting the information.
The City of Edinburgh has experienced an eight percentage point increase in the
number of recorded rapes from 52 crimes last year to 56 recorded crimes for this year
to date.
Both East Lothian and Midlothian have experienced a reduction in recorded rapes
with the overall number for the division reducing from 24 last year to date to nine this
year to date. Detection for the division is 111% as one crime from out-with this
reporting period has been detected as well as the nine recorded for this year to date.
It is widely acknowledged that crimes of indecency, particularly rape, are for a variety
of reasons, under-reported in general. There therefore needs to be caution in
interpreting the increased reporting of such crimes as an indication that sexual attacks
are on the increase. Equally, a decrease in reporting is not necessarily an indication
that crimes of indecency have decreased. Further enquiry is therefore being made to
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establish whether there are any other factors, which may have influenced the overall
decrease in recorded crimes of indecency.
Assault with Intent to Ravish
For the year to date, 28 crimes have been recorded for the force compared to 14
crimes for the same period last year to date, a 100% increase. Two have been ‘no
crimed’ and one recorded in error. A further seven have been committed out-with this
reporting period. The detection rate for the year to date is 50%.
Indecent Assault
For the year to date, 156 crimes of indecent assaults were recorded compared to 143
for the same period last year, i.e. 13 more crimes across the force, an increase of nine
percentage points.
For the year to date, 72 crimes (46% of those recorded) have been detected compared
to 77 crimes detected last year (54% of those recorded) a decrease of six percentage
points in the actual detection rate.
26% of all recorded indecent assaults are of a historical nature in that they were
committed out-with this reporting period.
The increase has occurred across the force with exception of ‘E’ division with
decreases occurring in both East Lothian and Midlothian.
Lewd and Libidinous Practices and Behaviour
For the year to date, 140 crimes have been recorded compared to 204 crimes recorded
last year to date, a 31% reduction. Historical crime has a significant effect on this
crime type with 87 (69%) of all those recorded having been committed out-with the
recording period, the most historical dating back to the 1970.
95 crimes have been detected this year to date (68% of those recorded), compared to
143 crimes last year to date (70% of those recorded).
Increases in recorded crimes of lewd and libidinous practices have been experienced
within the Scottish Borders with 21 (91% of those recorded) having been committed
out-with this reporting period
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Force Goal : Domestic Housebreaking
The Force set the following targets in relation to Domestic Housebreaking:
1. Maintain a level of performance based on a five-year average
2. Achieve detection rate of 40%
In relation to maintaining a level of performance based on a five-year average, the
force, have exceeded its target. Having recorded 1,296 crimes against a target of
1,389 crimes (93 crimes below target) the number of recorded crimes is 6.7% better
than target. The City of Edinburgh is worthy of mention especially in relation to the
area performing within target of 1,065 having recorded 1,054 crimes year to date.
The force detection rate for the year to date is 45.4%, which is 5.4% better than the
force target of 40%. The total number of crimes detected for the force for this year to
date is 588 crimes compared to 712 crimes detected last year to date a 17.4% decrease
in the number of crimes detected. Detection is high throughout the force with every
division performing better than target.
In comparing the figures for housebreakings for this reporting period over the last five
years, from 2002/03 to 2006/07 there has been an increase from 1,218 crimes in
2002/03 to 1,296 crimes this reporting period, an increase of six point four percentage
points. The number of crimes detected during this period has increased from 575
crimes to 588 crimes, a two point three percentage point increase.
Force Goal : Drugs Offences
The force set the following targets in relation to Drugs:
Maintain a level of performance
As there has not been any actual target set for this force, a measure of last year's
performance is being used. When comparing April to September this year to a prorata performance of April to September 2005 the pro-active performance by officers is
positive. The current number of recorded supply offences is 1,169 crimes recorded
compared to a pro-rata figure of 942 for last year - 227 more crimes.
The force is committed to targeting Class A drug dealers in the Lothian and Borders
area. The weight (grammes) of Class A drugs seizures has decreased by 43.6%
compared with the same period last year. The quantity (no of tablets) of class A drugs
has increased by 23% compared to the same period last year. The amount of class A
drugs in the form of methadone has increased by 3.6% compared to the same period
last year. In total, the street value of Class A drugs seized during this reporting period
is estimated at over &389,000, with a total value of over &521,000 of all type of drugs
being seized within the force area.
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Exceptional Reporting
Exceptions for this period April to September are based on projected figures to the
year-end and measured against the preceding five-year average. Based on the
projected figures there are a number of crime types, which show themselves to be
potentially significantly high or low for the year ending March 2007. Detail of
exceptions will be provided at council level and are as follows:
City of Edinburgh
Within the City there are a number of acquisitive crimes mainly related to
housebreakings, which show themselves to potentially be significantly high in
recording for the year-end. A continuing theme when reporting in this section of the
report relates to domestic housebreakings in the main housebreaking with intent to
enter and steal other property. If the division continues to experience a downturn in
domestic housebreakings it is hoped that this exception will balance out as the year
continues.
With regards to vandalism, which across the force is a high volume crime, accounts
for almost 1:4 crimes recorded for ‘A’ Division. This crime type shows itself to be
potentially significantly high crime for the year-end projection. The division continue
to give priority to this crime type with an increase in detection rates as mentioned at
the outset of this report. Bearing this in mind projections still show the crime of
vandalism to be significantly high.
East LothiadMidlothian
Within East Lothian and Midlothian the projected figures for significantly high
recording relate to a number of acquisitive crimes such as attempted housebreaking
non dwelling and other property. High volume crimes such as shoplifting are on the
increase as are thefts from motor vehicles.
Fireraising within the division has been highlighted already to Board members as a
significantly high recorded crime. The division are focussing resources on this area
and detection rates are on the increase.
West Lothian
Within West Lothian the figures for significantly high recording relate to a number of
crime types.
Thefts such as pedal cycles show themselves to be significantly high for the year-end.
Again vandalism and fireraising have remained an issue within the division and show
themselves to be significantly high for the year-end. As mentioned earlier within the
report detections are on the increase with a 100% increase in the detection of
fireraisings compared to last year and a 78% increase in the detection of vandalisms.
Scottish Borders
Within this council area the projected figures for significantly high recording relate to
a number of crime types. It must be noted that for the division in some of the crime
types mentioned below the figures are relatively low in comparison to the rest of the
18
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Table 2
ults for the year,
21
Tabla 4
tember 2006 there were 123
sation to issue
decrease compared with 298 incidents and 81 a
year.
to September 2006 t
s related ~ n c ~ d ~ n t s
sence was 4.5%
ess absence was
22
Racist Incidents
Within the Force there have been 503 reported racist incidents compared with 437
incidents for the same period last year. The detection for the year is 59.8% compared
to 65% for the previous year. Of the 503 reported as previously reported the majority
of these incidents are of a verbal nature. The reporting of these incidents are recorded
under the specific racist offence code. Crimes of a racist nature are recorded under the
specific Scottish Executive Justice Department (sejd) code. Groups 1 to 5 crimes,
which have been recorded with a racist ‘aggravator’ for the period April to September
2006 are as follows:
VANDALISM MALICIOUS DAMAGE AND MALICIOUS MISCHIEF (EXCL MOTOR VEHICLE)
(COMMON LAW)
Table 6
23
Conclusion
The Force target in relation to all crimes was to achieve an overall detection rate of
45%. The total number of crimes recorded for the year to date (Group 1-5 crimes) is
39,000. Of those crimes, 16,254 crimes have been detected, a detection rate for the
year to date of 41.7% which is 4.3% below target.
The high volume crime of Vandalism accounts for 28.3% of all recorded crime.
Initiatives now in place are proving successful with increasing detection rates.
Group 1 crimes of violence and group 4 fireraising, malicious mischief have
experienced increases in recorded crime as has group 5 proactive crimes. Reductions
have occurred for group 3, which includes high volume motor crime and
housebreakings. Group 2 crimes of indecency have also experienced a reduction in
crime.
In relation to the Force goal crimes of violence to ‘maintain a level of performance
and achieve a 60% detection rate’ the force have to date a detection rate of 51.4%,
8.6% below target.
Comparing performance in relation to recorded crimes of violence for the last five
years (April to September 2002/2006), for the current reporting period crimes of
violence are at the lowest level yet.
With regards to the number of crimes detected year to date compared to five years
ago, there has been 23.5% decrease from 800 crimes detected in 2002/03, to 612
crimes detected for the same period 2006/07.
The total number of group 1 crimes of violence recorded for the period April to
September 2006 shows a 15% increase compared to the same period last year. All
crimes recorded within this group have increased with the exception of culpable
homicide, which has experienced a slight decrease of two crimes.
The actual number of crimes detected this year to date is 663 (56% of those recorded)
compared to 584 (57% of those recorded), last year to date, an increase of 14%.
A number of crimes within group 1 have increased namely murder, attempted murder,
serious assault and robbery and assault with intent to rob.
The total number of group 2 crimes of indecency recorded for the year to date shows a
little change when compared to the previous year (eight less crimes). The number of
crimes detected for the force for the year to date is 371 (59% of those crimes
recorded) compared to 399 (63% of those recorded) for the same period last year, a
decrease of seven percentage points.
In relation to maintaining a level of performance based on a five-year average, the
force, have exceeded its target. Having recorded 1,296 crimes against a target of
1,389 crimes (93 crimes below target) the number of recorded crimes is 6.7% better
than target. The City of Edinburgh is worthy of mention especially in relation to the
area performing within target of 1,065 having recorded 1,054 crimes year to date.
The force detection rate for the year to date is 45.4%, which is 5.4% better than the
force target of 40%.
24
For the force goal combating drug dealing no target has been set. To gauge how proactive the force, are for this crime type, the force is 24% better than the pro-rata figure
for 2005/06. A value of over &521,000 of all type of drugs being seized within the
force area, which includes over &380,000for class A drug seizures.
There has been a 4.6% reduction in group 6 and 7 offences some 390 less offences
compared to the same period last year.
Overall for the period April to September 2006 the force are within target for the
number of all fatal and serious injury casualties with a target of 246 and actual of 236.
The number of children, fatally or seriously, injured when compared to last year has
increased by eight casualties, 2 of which were fatalities.
During the period April to September 2006 there were 123 firearms related incidents
of which 44 required authorisation to issue weapons. This compares with 198
incidents and 8 1 authorisations for the same period last year.
At the time of issuing this report sickness absence figures for the period April to
September 2006 have not been calculated.
Within the Force there have been 503 reported racist incidents compared with 437
incidents for the same period last year. The detection for the year is 60% compared to
65% for the previous year.
25
26
Attempted murder
Culpable homicide (COW law & stat)
Death by careless driving (drinkkhgs)
Serious E4SaUk
Robbery (& SSWk WI)
Threats & extortion
Cruelty to children (sejd codes 801-3)
Assault with intent to ravish
Indecent assault
Lewd & libidinous practices
Indecent exposure
a‘s (sejd codes 1200-1
Theft by housebreaking (dwelling)
Theft by housebreaking (non-dwelling)
Theft by housebreaking (business)
HB with intent & attempts (dwelling 1907, 1910)
HB with intent & attempts (non-dwe8 1908, 1911)
HB with intent (business 1909, 1912)
Theft olp with intent & attempts (2001-3)
n e f t 01p mv & attempts (codes 2006-6)
Theft others
Theft of mv & attempts (codes 2202,2206)
Theft by shoplifting
Theft of pedal cycle
Theft from motor vehicle other
Reset
Embezzlement
Fraud
Forgery & uttering
Others (sejd codes 2700-3103 & 2101-2103)
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Vmdaiism
Reckless conduct with f i r e m s
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s
Escape & rescue
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ling other conditions of bail
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Dmgs possession excluding suppry
DmgS PnQWj” hRdering
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Offensive weapon (carrying, restric, possessi~n)
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800
700
600
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120
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April 06 Sew 06
Crimes of Violence
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90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
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40
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ApRl06 Sept 06
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April 08 Sept 06
1
Target
Domestic HBS
-
April 56 Sept 06
Crimes of ViOkRm
90%
80%
70%
80%
50%
40%
3
77%
2500
2000
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39%
1000
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2002/03
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April 06 Sept 06
Combat Drug Dealing ,
DomesticH5s
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Aprii 06 Sept 06
Crimes of Violence
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
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50%
40%
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20%
10%
0%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
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2000
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25%
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70
60
50
40
30
20
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April 08 SeQt06
April 08
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100 l-
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