Bestwood Ward Update – May 2012
During April the Bestwood Ward comprising of Bestwood, Bestwood Park and Top Valley saw overall crime decrease significantly by over 40% during the month compared to the same period last year.
There were 8 House Burglaries during April across the whole ward area, which is a decrease for the area, a 40% reduction compared to the same period last year, but more importantly a decrease on March. In relation to the burglaries we have been able to make a number of arrests over the past couple of months, which has contributed towards the reduction of offences
There was only 1 robbery reported during April. Can I remind people to keep mobile phones and small items of value kept in pockets as these can often increase the chances of an opportunist committing this type of crime.
Vehicle Crime, including Theft of Motor Vehicles and/or Theft from Motor Vehicles saw a total of 3 offences, again a fantastic low figure.
Overall crime for the month of April saw a decrease of 62 offences compared to the same period last year. A decrease of over 40%. This was very good news and we aim to build upon the reductions we made during March.
During April, as I am sure you are aware, there has been publicity around firearms incidents in the City area of Nottingham. Investigations are ongoing, several arrests have been made and a male has been charged with murder. If you are registered on Neighbourhood Alert you will have received regular police updates on the investigations. Your local Neighbourhood Police Teams have been completing hi viz re assurance patrols in the area.
It has been decided the Community Priority around Hogan Gardens and surrounding area to be closed. Anti social behaviour (ASB) has decreased and we are continuing to work with partners to ensure the new cctv is installed as soon as possible, let me re assure you that we will continue to monitor and patrol the area.
As a result of Neighbourhood Priority Surveys and your feedback, our new priority is the ‘new’ Bestwood estate off Arnold Road, the feedback we have received is an increase in asb in this area and as a result we have completed numerous letter drops and increased patrols. We will keep you updated on our website and through Neighbourhood Alert.
Finally, any suspicious behaviour can be reported using the non-emergency contact number – 101, or to make contact with your local Safer Neighbourhood Team you can visit the website www.nottinghamshire.police.uk and put your postcode in half way down the home page.
T/Insp James Woolley
Bestwood & Basford NPA