Posted on July 2, 2014 by Jemma Bull
The Observatory have contributed and helped to produce the new aligned Warwickshire Police and Crime Plan and Community Safety Agreement.
It is believed it is the first of its kind in the country! The document shows how Warwickshire agencies will work together to tackle crime and improve community safety.
Find the full report here…..
Aligned Warwickshire Police and Crime Plan and Community Safety Agreement
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Posted on March 20, 2014 by Jemma Bull
This article focuses on data from the Census on the country that Warwickshire residents were born in. In particular, the number and proportion of residents that were born in an EU Accession country e.g. Poland, Romania, Lithuania.
Of Warwickshire residents, 8,880 advise that they were born in an EU Accession country, which is 2% of the total population. Of these residents the highest proportion are identified as being born in Poland (67%), with a further 4% born in Romania, 2% in Lithuania and 27% as ‘Other EU Accession Country’. This category includes Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia and Slovakia.
The highest number of people born in an EU Accession country reside in Rugby Borough (3,451 people). The following graphic shows the concentration of where these people live and also reveals some key facts.
- 3,451 Rugby residents were born in an EU Accession country and 68% were born in Poland (2,344 residents).
- Almost half (48%) of Rugby residents that were born in an EU Accession country (1,666 residents) were aged 25 to 34 years at the time of the Census.
For further information about the 2011 Census, or if you have any comments or suggestions for further areas of work, please contact the Observatory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted on March 6, 2014 by Jemma Bull
Due to a number of requests from users, we have made some more adjustments to our excel-based 2011 Census small area profiling tool and added in the geography of Safer Neighbourhood Areas (as well as Children’s Centre areas a few months ago).
This tool allows you to generate your own 2011 Census profiles bringing together themes such as population, housing, ethnic background, religion, heath, education and employment at a number of different Warwickshire geographies including:
- ONS geographies: Output Area, Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) and Middle Super Output Area (MSOA)
- Electoral Divisions
- Children’s Centre Areas
- Safer Neighbourhood Areas
- National & West Midlands Region comparators
The updated Census Profiler tool can be accessed using the link below:
2011 Census Small Area Profiler (June 2014)
NB: Please be aware this is a large file so it will take a few minutes to download.
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Posted on February 12, 2014 by Jemma Bull
The Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership Analysts have just completed the Strategic Assessment process for the Community Safety Partnerships.
One issue/risk that emerges from the assessments is Cyber Crime. This type of crime is on the increase nationally; however it is largely under reported and it is difficult to determine how to record it.
Currently offences are being reported to Police who then refer the victim to Action Fraud who will then disseminate the information to the relevant Police Force, where it may or may not be detected and crimed.
Several key issues have emerged from the assessments:
- Firstly the definition of cyber crime needs to be measured. This is very difficult to do as it can cover all types of crime such as stalking, threats, bullying, fraud, domestic violence and abuse, hate crime and theft to name a few. However, it is important to have a definition of what it is in order to record cyber crime correctly.
- It then becomes important to record these crimes and gain a detection rate. Once figures are released on cyber crime detection rates, it is worth noting that it will take a couple of years for figures to settle down and become more accurate, due to delays in recording and teething issues with new systems and new ways of recording.
- Furthermore, due to this being a ‘new crime’ there needs to be new ways of working, however with this comes cost implications on Police forces to update their crime recording systems and resources.
- It is also important to raise the awareness of cyber crime and look to schools/colleges, agencies and partnerships on how to raise awareness to the public on how they can protect computer-based equipment and information from unintended or unauthorised access from outside parties.
Until these issues are addressed it is not possible to determine the scope of the problem of Cyber Crime in Warwickshire. It is currently an intelligence gap within the county which we hope will be addressed at a national level. When we have sight of some local statistics we will publish them via this blog.
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Posted on November 18, 2013 by Jemma Bull
USwitch have released a new Quality of Life Index which has revealed that Warwickshire ranks 6th in the Top 10 best places to live in the UK.
The study assessed 138 local areas for 24 different factors including salaries, disposable household income and the cost of essential goods, such as fuel, food and energy bills. Lifestyle factors such as working hours, life expectancy and hours of sunshine, were also included to provide a complete picture of the quality of life in each region.
While Solihull comes out on top, the bottom of the index is dominated by Scottish regions with East and North Ayrshire ranked as the worst place to live in the UK, with low income, poor exam results and low life expectancy.
The analysis has sparked some interesting comments on USwitch’s website. See below for the full article:
Quality of Life Index
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Posted on April 24, 2013 by Jemma Bull
The UK Peace Index was released this month and is the first measure of peacefulness across the UK from 2003 to 2013. The Index has found that the UK is 11% more peaceful than it was a decade ago. The area regarded as the MOST Peaceful to live in is Broadland in Norfolk with a score of 1.164.
Where 1 = most peaceful and 4 = least peaceful
The least peaceful place to live is Lewisham in London with a score of 4.529.
The Index measures levels of peace according to five key indicators: the levels of violent crime, homicide, public disorder, weapons crime and the number of police. The research includes an analysis of the socio-economic factors associated with violence, as well as the economic benefits that would flow from increased levels of peace.
Only four districts/boroughs in Warwickshire have been given an index (Nuneaton and Bedworth is excluded) with Warwick District scoring 1.640. North Warwickshire Borough follows closely behind with a score of 1.720, followed by Stratford District 1.830. Rugby Borough is the area of the county deemed ‘least peaceful’ with a score of 2.230.
Click on the link to be taken to more information on the UK Peace Index.
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