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Title: Violent Crime Strategy Jackie Westlake Violent Crime Unit Home Office


1
Violent Crime Strategy Jackie Westlake Violent
Crime Unit Home Office

2
  • Introduction
  • Context
  • Home Office Strategic Plan

3
  • What is Violent Crime
  • Background
  • Statistics
  • British Crime Survey
  • Police Recorded Statistics

4
  • Data
  • Half of all violent incidents reported to the
    British Crime Survey did not result in any
    injury to the victim
  • 39 of all BCS violent incidents were common
    assault with no injury
  • 22 of all violent incidents were common assault
    with injury - ie minor injuries

5
  • More Data
  • Harassment comprised 16 of recorded violence -
    no physical injury
  • Wounding accounted for just under a quarter of
    BCS violence, compared with 41 of police
    recorded violence
  • Young men aged 16-24 were most at risk of being a
    victim of violent crime

6
  • BCS subsets
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mugging
  • Acquaintance Violence
  • Stranger Violence

7
  • More detail
  • Domestic Violence accounts for about 16 of
    violent crime - significant under-reporting
  • Almost half of all offences are alcohol-related
  • Half of all violence occurs in the street, pubs
    and clubs or on public transport

8
  • Key Trends
  • Fall in the overall level of violent crime of
    around a quarter
  • increase in the recorded level of more serious
    violence
  • increase in recorded gun crime
  • increasing tendency for young people to
    threaten/use force in committing property crime

9
  • Key Strategic Priorities
  • Reduce volume violent crime
  • Reduce violent crimes which contribute
    significantly to the fear of crime
  • Identify and focus on more serious violent crimes
    which are important in terms of public
    perception, impact on victims and communities and
    have a disproportionate impact on social and
    economic costs

10
  • Volume Violent Crime
  • Alcohol-fuelled violence
  • Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy
  • Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaign
  • Work over the next 2 years

11
  • Volume Violent Crime 2
  • Domestic Violence
  • Safety and Justice
  • The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill
  • Domestic Violence Courts
  • Children affected by domestic violence

12
  • Volume Violent Crime 3
  • Violent Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Together Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Action
    Plan
  • Funding for CDRPs to appoint an ASB Co-ordinator
  • Taking A Stand Awards Plus awards
  • Trailblazer areas to develop new ways to tackle
    some of the most difficult entrenched ASB
    problems

13
  • Violent Crime and Fear of Crime
  • Gun Crime
  • Change the attitude that guns are acceptable
  • Change the factors that give rise to the
    acceptability of gun culture
  • Work together with the police and other law
    enforcement agencies, government departments,
    local authorities, community groups and the
    voluntary sector

14
  • Violent Crime and Fear of Crime 2
  • Sexual Offences
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Sexual
    Offending
  • Services to Victims of Sexual Assaults
  • SARCs
  • National Helpline
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Rape Action Plan

15
  • More serious violent crimes
  • and public perceptions
  • Hate Crime
  • The adoption of a new definition of a racist
    incident by the CJS
  • (CPS) report on Racist Incident Monitoring 2002/3
  • Code of Practice on the reporting and recording
    of racist incidents
  • A Racist Crime and Harassment Toolkit on the Home
    Office Crime Reduction website

16
  • Delivery
  • CDRPs and strategies - the Government Offices
  • Local Criminal Justice Boards
  • Working with the drinks industry
  • Primary Care Trusts
  • Addressing gender issues, working with the DfES

17
Next Steps
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