The report highlights emerging issues in the area, and provide crime prevention advice and guidance. to Community Council members and residents you represent. Our focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns.
Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:
During the period there was one report of vandalism to a communal door in Great Western Road. This related to an intoxicated person mistakenly attending the wrong address and they were traced and charged accordingly.
There have been no reports of acquisitive crime reported during the period.
Road Safety & Road Crime:
There were no incidents of note during the period in relation to this. We continue to work with partners in response to specific complaints in terms of road traffic offences and to make use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.
Community Engagement & Reassurance
These are obviously unprecedented and challenging times for everyone as the
country deals with the Covid-19 outbreak. Rest assured Police Scotland, and of course your local CPT Officers, remain committed to keeping people safe from harm and dealing effectively with those who break the law during this difficult time.
Crime figures recently published show the North East continues to be one of the safest places to live in Scotland and the below figures refer to the Division as a whole.
A reduction in numerous types of crime were recorded during the last Quarter 3 period compared to the previous year (April through to December end), including a decrease in crimes of dishonesty as a result of targeted proactivity being carried out across North East Police Division every day. In particular, there has been a further reduction in house-breakings (18% decrease from 649 to 532) and motor vehicle crime (down 16% from 753 to 628).
Serious assault and robberies have also decreased compared to the same period last year, with detection rates remaining high (over 90%) when compared to the national average. Numerous high-visibility operations have been launched in recent months to tackle violent crime to send a very clear message to offenders that it will not be tolerated.
Group 1 crimes (non-sexual crimes of violence) have increased, however 264 of these crimes were recorded under the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 which was not accounted for last year. This new law is making a significant difference, with many victims of domestic abuse who may not have been identified before now gaining access to the support they need. Nationally there have been
1,313 crimes recorded against the new Act.
What to know more about how we measure up, this is where to find out:
Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT
Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:
The primary purpose of these e-mail addresses is for residents to report non-criminal queries, such as passing attentions, information, advice and non-criminal quality of life issues, such as youth annoyance. These e-mail addresses are not for reporting crimes or offences. The process for reporting any crimes or offences is to call 101, where our Service Centre will log the call on our Command and
Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to discuss these with the Officer attending your Community Council Meeting or by emailing the above e-mail addresses or our Service Centre. It is not necessary to wait until the meeting and your local CPT Inspector, PI Sim welcomes your contact.
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
Non emergency Dial 101
Email - CPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
Emergency Dial 999
Crimestoppers Dial 0800 555 111