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Community Update

Alert message sent 12/10/2019 23:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Hello and welcome to your latest Community Update. I am your local PCSO Lee Gardner and I cover the Town Centre beat of Basingstoke which consists of Grove, Eastrop, Brookvale and Kings Furlong.

Current Priorities
The three current priorities chosen by you for the Town Centre area are still Residential Burglaries, Robberies and Cycle Theft. In the last four weeks there have been 6 Residential Burglaries, 2 reports of Personal Robberies and 2 incidents of Cycle theft.

Crime Trends
Over the last 90 days three crimes that have seen the biggest increase are still the same as last time. They are Residential burglaries, Possession of Offensive Weapons and Arson. To put this into context there have been 5 reported Arson’s in the last 90 days compared to 3 for the 90 days before that. There have been 20 reported Residential Burglaries in the last 90 days compared to 10 for the 90 days before that. Possession of Weapons has also increased from 21 incidents in the previous 90 days to 11 for the past 90 days.
The three crimes that have decreased the most over the same time period are Personal Robberies, Trafficking of Drugs and Possession of drugs. 

The Kings Furlong & Brookvale area in the last 90 days has had 206 reported incidents compared to 186 in the previous 90 days. Eastrop has had a 23% increase in crime with 520 reported incidents in the last 90 days compared with 423 in the previous 90 days. The Grove has also had a small increase in crime with 78 incidents compared to 69. Although Crime in all 3 areas of the Town Centre area has increased the Grove area has shown the smallest increase with a 13% rise.
Total crime for the Town Centre area for the last 90 days is 804 reported incidents compared to 678 for the 90 days previous.
Nuisance Motorcycles
The Town Centre area is still experiencing issues with motorcycles and this is mainly happening on the Black Dam Estate and in the Memorial Park. We have had several reports from residents and users of the Park of youths riding motorcycles in the Park and on the footpaths of the Black Dam Estate. This is a matter that we are taking serious and in the last 12 months we have issued 2 Section 59 Warnings. The Section 59 warning is given to anyone caught riding/driving a vehicle in a manner which causes Alarm, Distress or Annoyance. This Warning lasts for 12 months and if they are caught again within the 12 months behaving in the same way then we have the power to seize the vehicle involved.
If you witness this kind of activity or have any CCTV/video footage then please call 101 or use the online reporting tool on and your assistance in this is most appreciated.
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Lee Gardner (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke Town Centre District)

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