Reducing crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour are high priorities.
The percentage of local residents citing crime as an important
personal concern increased from 32% to 43% between 1999 and 2001.
An audit of crime and disorder within the borough identified what
are the problems facing residents as well as their concerns around
- crime is more prevalent around the town centres and transport
- alcohol is a factor in a large amount of violent crime and
- robbery is on the increase, especially where mobile phones are
Crime reduction targets
Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships are required to set
annual and five-year targets for crime reduction against key indicators.
The Police lead on these and the targets for last year were to:
Reduce recorded burglaries by 2%.
Reduce the level of motor vehicle crime by 5%.
Reduce the level of street crime (Robbery and Theft by Snatching)
Increase the number of judicial disposals (Charges, Summons or
the supply or possession with intent to supply, Class A drugs
Hammersmith and Fulham signed a local Public Service Agreement
(PSA) with Government with the intention of further improving
the services to local people that the Council provides. This agreement
covers the period 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2005 and there are
12 targets focused on tackling criminal and anti-social behaviour,
employment, education, transport and cost efficiency.
For crime reduction, the targets are:
To reduce robbery in Hammersmith & Fulham
Indicator: Number of robberies per year in the borough (measured
by the Metropolitan Police)
Current performance: 1212
(2001-02 - first five months of 2001-2 annualised)
Target: A reduction of 22.1%
on the number of robberies in 2001-02
To reduce domestic burglary in
Hammersmith & Fulham
Indicator: Number of domestic burglaries in Hammersmith & Fulham (source: Metropolitan Police)
Current performance: 2,170
domestic burglaries occurred in Hammersmith & Fulham in 2000-1,
which is a rate of 27.6 per 1000 households
Target: 1,914 domestic burglaries
To reduce the rate of re-offending
of all young offenders
Indicator: The rate of reoffending of young offenders aged 10
to 17, as measured by data specified by the Youth Justice Board
and collected by the Youth Offending Team.
Current performance: 14%
re-offending rate for October - December 2000 Pre court cases
54% re-offending rate for October - December 2000 cases disposed
of through court orders.
Aggregated re-offending rate,
31% for all cases monitored for October -
December 2000 to December 2001.
To improve the effectiveness of
the legal system's response to the crime of domestic violence
The number of charges of
perpetrators of domestic violence (Source: Hammersmith & Fulham
Current performance: 154 in 2000-1
The numbers of perpetrators taking
part in prevention programmes (Source: West London Magistrates
Current performance: 6 sentenced to take part in prevention programmes
(November 2000 - April 2001 figures annualised)
The number of repeat victimisations.
There is uncertainty about the accuracy of existing measurement
systems. The Standing Together partnership will establish a baseline
for 2002-03, and agree this baseline with DTLR and the Home Office.
Current performance: To be established. (The estimate for 2001-02
on existing measurements is 238).
Target: 9.7 per cent reduction on 2002-03 baseline (to be established)
To reduce alcohol and drug
related anti-social & criminal activity
Number of CAD calls relating to disorder in Shepherds Bush Green
area (Hammersmith & Fulham Police statistics)
Current performance: 1,544 in 2000-01
Number of assaults in Shepherds
Bush Green area (Hammersmith & Fulham Police statistics)
Current performance: 330 in 2000-01
Judicial disposals for supply or
possession with intent to supply class A drugs in Hammersmith & Fulham (Source: Metropolitan Police statistics)
Current performance: 40 in 2000-01