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Quarter Update

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Eastleigh Neighbourhood Policing Team
Bishopstoke Quarterly Update
This report covers the three month period of October, November and December 2018 for the Parish of Bishopstoke.
This is the 3rd quarterly report I have produced for the parish. This is a process which will be generic district wide, so don’t be surprised if the format changes over time.
My aim as the Sergeant responsible for your Neighbourhood Policing Team is to provide you with an overview of the current crime figures, highlight any trends or patterns, seek feedback and your views in relation to the report, and then set update our community priorities based on all of the information we already have (seasonal trends / previous priorities / district problems / county wide problems etc).
Team Updates:
The team currently consists of: PC Laura King, PC Rob Reason, PCSO Oonagh Knights and PCSO Helen Rees.
On 4th February, we are realigning our shifts so that all of Eastleigh East will be working together. Also on this date, PCSO Oonagh Knights and PC Rob Reason will be moving to Eastleigh Central team and we will be gaining PCSO Callum Stephens and PC Aaron Wickes.
We all work from Eastleigh Police Station however we will be moving to new premises off Shakespeare Road in March.
Crime Summary:
I am pleased to be able to confirm that total crime recorded within the parish remains low. The following table gives you an overall comparator for October, November and December for 2017 and 2018:
October / November / December 2017 2018
1 Violence Against the Person 41 39
2 Sexual Offences 2 7
3 Robbery 0 0
4 Theft Offences 36 22
5 Criminal Damage and Arson Offences 18 16
6 Drug Offences 0 4
7 Possession of Weapons Offences 1 1
8 Public Order Offences 6 5
9 Miscellaneous Crimes Against Society 4 2
Totals 108 96
As you can see there is a decrease in the total crime reported compared to the same period in 2017. A decrease in violent offences, theft offences, criminal damage and public order offences. There are slight increases in sexual offences and drug offences.
I have looked into both of these categories in more detail:
Sexual Offences:
  1. Allegation of rape by known male. This is still being investigated.
  2. This offence occurred in Havant and will be amended so that it does not appear on the figures for Bishopstoke.
  3. Offence of uploading indecent images to Facebook.
  4. A domestic incident where one party has sent text messages of a sexual nature to the other.
  5. Sexual images sent on Instagram.
  6. Allegation of sexual touching between two residents of mental health shared accommodation.
  7. 3rd party allegation of historic rape which has not been confirmed by the victim.
3 of the 4 drugs offences are possession of cannabis and the other is cultivation of cannabis in the loft.
As you can see, there is not a pattern to these offences or anything to be overly concerned about. We are aware of the locations where persons go to smoke cannabis and these are always part of our patrol plans.
If any more detail is required then please let me know, however the main headline is there is no discernible pattern of crime or ongoing series of crimes that are specific to Bishopstoke at this time.
Anti-Social Behaviour Summary:
ASB is a little bit trickier to drill down into the detail of because of the varying ways it can be recorded on our system. I have included below a table which has the previous 12 months from the day of the report compared to the same period in the previous year:
Neighbourhood Beat R12 months Previous R12 months Difference
Eastleigh East Bishopstoke 194 240 -46
  Sum: 194 240 -46
As you can see from the table there is a considerable decrease compared to the previous 12 month period, down by 19%. This is good news and hopefully shows that our patrol plans, intervention and work with other agencies is having an impact.
I have also reviewed the raw data for the last 3 months, and I am very pleased to report there are very few repeat locations of concern. Generally if an area has more than 3 calls in a 90 day period we will consider whether there needs to be further work. At the moment there are only 2 locations which meet that criteria: Blackberry Drive and Hamilton Road. The reports are regarding vehicle nuisance and gathering of youths.
Policing Priorities:
My team are asked to consider 3 separate levels of priorities which are set at force, district and community level:
  • The force priorities are overarching themes which all teams throughout the force are expected to contribute to (Domestic violence and Child Sexual Exploitation for example).
  • Our district priorities are things that are specifically impacting on Eastleigh as a district and are set month by month at our ‘tactical planning meetings’, and are generally crime series or trends. 
  • Our community priorities are led by the community and are based on feedback from yourselves, any interactions with the community and up to date crime data.
Our force priorities include child exploitation and domestic violence amongst others, and the PCSOs in particular take the lead role in safeguarding vulnerable people in the parish. As such they are often focused on dealing with victims of Domestic Violence or vulnerable children in the parish alongside focusing on the community set priorities.
Our community priorities have been:
  • ASB Y-Zone, Blackberry Drive
  • Speeding
Speeding / anti-social driving appears to have decreased but still is an issue, particularly for those living near Blackberry Drive. Targeted patrols in that area seem to have been successful and will continue.
We now need to consider what our priorities are going forward and I welcome any feedback from you. We do consider previous years, so we are currently refreshing our work around previous crime patterns and ASB issues.
Please can you let me know if there is anything else that in your experience you feel we should be focusing on.
Our suggested community priorities are at least:
  • ASB Blackberry Drive and surrounding areas (happy to consider other ‘hotspots’)
  • Speeding
Please feedback anything else you feel should be included.
I hope you find this report useful. It is a new process for me so please let me know if you feel there is anything else that should be included or needs covering.
Kind regards
Team Contact Points:
District e-mail                  
PS 3727 Zoë Wakefield   
PC 21006 Laura King       
PC 24359 Rob Reason    
PC 22302 Aaron Wickes
PCSO 13140 Helen Rees 
PCSO 16342 Oonagh Knights
PCSO 16458 Callum Stephens
Phone number                           101 – ask for Eastleigh NPT
Twitter                                       @EastleighPolice
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