Warwickshire Police and Crime Plan and Community Safety Agreement 2014 – 2017


The ObseFront Cover CSAv2rvatory 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


Warwickshire Key Statistics – Victims of Crime

A report of Warwickshire Key Statistics – Victims of Crime has been produced for the Office of the Police CriFront Cover for blogme
Commissioner. The report examines Warwickshire victim data for the period of 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014 which includes key findings from an analysis of Warwickshire Police and various victim support based agencies’ data.

The report provides an analysis by:

  • District and borough
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Crime type
  • Age

along with a typical victim profile for each district and borough in Warwickshire as shown below.
Victim Profiles


To read the full report, please click on the picture above. 



Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE): April 2014 update

Local Alcohol Profiles for EnglandThe figures are the latest update to the Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) data tool and include a new measure of alcohol-related harm. The last update was published in 2012, with the earliest comparable data published in 2006.

  • National figures for alcohol-related mortality for men are down 1.9% since the last update and 7.3% over a 5-year period.
  • For women, alcohol-related mortality figures are down 1.4% since the last update and 6.8% over a 5-year period.

The LAPE tool presents data for 26 alcohol-related indicators in an interactive tool, which helps local areas assess alcohol-related harm and monitor the progress of efforts to reduce this. The data tool also provides links to further supporting and relevant information to aid understanding of alcohol-related harm in a local population.

However, while the overall trend is downward there are still large variations between affluent and deprived areas, with some of the deprived communities seeing an increase in deaths. Of the 326 local authorities included in the data, 145 have seen an increase in alcohol-related deaths among men and 154 among women – compared to the last update in 2012.

Hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions remain at similar levels with over a million admissions in 2012 to 2013. However, the figures do show a continued decline in the overall numbers of young people, aged under 18, being admitted to hospital as a result of alcohol:

Key Facts

  • hospital admissions caused by alcohol in England for under 18s were down by 13.9% since the last update in 2012 and by 34.4% over the past 5 years.
  • hospital admissions caused by alcohol in Warwickshire for under 18s were down by 14.8% since the last update in 2012 and by 35.4% over the past 5 years.

Achieving Social Inclusion Across Warwick District

Achieving Social Inclusion across Warwick District

Earlier this year,  a steering group convened by Warwick District Council commissioned the Observatory to produce an index to assess the scale and distribution of social exclusion in Warwick District. This evidence base will support the District and other partner agencies in reviewing their approach to improving social inclusion.

With the need to understand the geographical spread of social exclusion issues, our analysis focuses on spatial data.  However, there was also a recognised need to understand where specific themes may require more attention than others; therefore, the analysis is based upon producing a model that describes social exclusion at a local level whilst also identifying overarching themes that require district-wide attention.

The 53 indicators used in the index were grouped into the following 7 themes:

  • Isolation
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Children and Young People
  • Income and Labour Market
  • Housing and Homes
  • Crime and Community Safety
  • Communities of Interest

The map and table below show the top ten areas that are most socially excluded across Warwick District according to this bespoke index.

Index of Social ExclusionLillington East in Crown ward is the most socially excluded area on the index. It is the worst performing area for two of the seven themes (Income and Labour Market and Children and Young People) and features in the top ten for five of the seven indicators. This area exhibits a wide range of exclusion related issues rather than a handful of problems which exist elsewhere.

Map of social exclusionOne of the benefits of producing the index at a very local level is areas are identified that may have been previously masked when looking at data at a higher level.  This is the case for the two Sydenham areas (ranked 3rd and 4th on the index) which sit within Willes ward. Sydenham North is the worst performing area in the District for two themes (Health & Wellbeing and Communities of Interest) and both areas have a diverse population in terms of the proportion of residents born abroad and ethnicity.

Half of the areas in the top 10 are in Brunswick ward. Stoneleigh is the first rural area to feature on the index as the 8th most socially excluded area in the District.

For more of the key messages and to access the report, please click on the link below:

Warwick District Social Exclusion Index Report

Warwick District Social Exclusion Index Appendices

The steering group have created a short project feedback survey for the Social Inclusion Index work.  Please could you spare a few minutes to let us have your feedback on the work and how you plan to use it by clicking on the link below:


Violent Crime is Reducing in Warwickshire

Analysis has been conducted on violent crime (violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery offences) in Warwickshire between January and December 2013 and reveals that violent crime in Warwickshire is reducing, which Warwickshire Violence Brieffollows the overall national trend for England and Wales.

Analysis suggests that violent crime is more likely to be reported in town centre locations in the county within the weekend night time economy, however overall non-town centre violence has seen a slight increase (1%).

The report includes the proportion of violent crime broken down by district and borough.

The link to the report can be found below. (Please note that this may take a while to load)

Warwickshire Violent Crime Analysis Brief

Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom

ONSThe Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures for alcohol-related deaths in the UK, its four constituent countries and regions of England, it does not include county level data. Comparisons are made between 2012, the latest year, and previously published data from 2002 onwards.

ONS recently revised mid-2002 to 2010 population estimates in light of the 2011 Census. Death rates relating to this period have therefore been revised and may differ from previously published figures. In the previous release, ‘Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom, 2011’ UK rates were based on a combination of the 2011 Census population estimates for England and Wales and rolled forward mid-year population estimates (from the 2001 Census) for Scotland and Northern Ireland. These rates have now been re-based on 2011 Census populations for each UK constituent country.

Key Facts:

  • In 2012 there were 8,367 alcohol-related deaths in the UK, 381 fewer than in 2011 (8,748).
  • Males accounted for approximately 65% of all alcohol-related deaths in the UK in 2012.
  • Death rates were highest among men aged 60 to 64 years (42.6 deaths per 100,000 population) and women aged 55 to 59 years (22.2 deaths per 100,000).
  • Of the four UK constituent countries, only in Scotland were male and female death rates in 2012 significantly lower than in 2002.
  • In England and Wales, 63% of all alcohol-related deaths in 2012 were caused by alcoholic liver disease, with 16% of these deaths occurring among those aged 55 to 59 years.
  • In England, alcohol-related death rates were highest among regions in the North and lowest among those in the South throughout the period 2002–2012.
  • In the West Midlands, the male alcohol-related death rate was 16.5 per 100,000 population, for females the rate was 8.4 per 100,000 population.

More details from the ONS Statistical Bulletin can be accessed here.

Crime, Recovery and Treatment

It has been suggested that drug users are more likely than non-users to commit criminal offences.

Research studies have found that acquisitive crime such as stealing is commonly linked to offenders of these crime types testing positive for drug use. Treatment for drug using offenders has been measured using a Value For Money (VFM) tool, which demonstrates that crime falls and health improves when people are in drug treatment.

A report has been produced, focusing on drug related criminal activities across Warwickshire for 2012/13. A link to this report can be found below.

Crime, Recovery & Treatment in Warwickshire 2012-13