Greenwich Council’s Community Safety & Environment Scrutiny Panel took a look at the key performance measures set by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on Thursday night, and the Charlton ward-level results make interesting reading.
Comparison with neighbouring wards will raise questions about neighbourhood policing policies, and police community support officer (PCSO) numbers locally.
It’s worth noting that Charlton ward has retained its dedicated PCSO, while other wards – such as Kidbrooke with Hornfair, which covers the southern part of SE7 – share with neighbouring wards. The Metropolitan Police is considering getting rid of all 1,000 PCSOs in London.
Key year-on-year results include:
- A decline in reported burglaries; residential and non-residential
- A decline in reported robberies
- A significant (63%) increase in reported vehicle thefts
- An increase in reported thefts from vehicles
- A decrease in reported theft from the person
- An increase in reported criminal damage
- An increase in reported violence against the person.
The original data can be found on the council’s website. Cllr Chris Lloyd of Peninsula ward has called on the council to make this data more readily available to residents:
— Chris Lloyd (@ChrisLloyd3985) September 16, 2015
Thanks to Cllr Lloyd for tweeting from last night’s meeting. The MOPAC Dashboard gives more information on the London-wide picture for reported crimes.