Contact: Susie Blood
Declarations of Interest
any declarations of interest.
no Declarations of Interest received at this point in the meeting.
The minutes of the Culture and Communities Scrutiny Panel held on 18 November 2021 were submitted and approved as a correct record.
Chair's OSB Update
will provide a verbal update regarding the Overview and Scrutiny Board meeting
held on 7 December 2021.
provided a verbal update from the Overview and Scrutiny Board held on 7
That the update be noted.
The following areas will be covered:
of crime and anti-social behaviour in Middlesbrough- The
Head of Stronger Communities will provide information to the Panel.
Policing- Chief Inspector p0554 Daryll Tomlinson, Middlesbrough
Neighbourhood Policing will provide a presentation to the Panel.
working- The Head of Stronger Communities will end with a brief discussion
about Partnership working.
The Chair welcomed
the Head of Stronger Communities and Chief Inspector Tomlinson, Cleveland
Police to the meeting to provide information in relation to the Panel’s review
on Tough Enough? Enforcement in Middlesbrough and its impact on crime and
Following on from a
previous meeting, where the Panel had learnt about the Council’s approach to
enforcement, they were keen to establish an understand
of community policing in Middlesbrough and gage a better understanding of the
levels of crime and anti-social behaviour across the town. The information
provided linked to terms of reference 2 of the report- To understand the nature and levels of anti-social behaviour and
crime across the town. Has there been improvement or decline over the past 2
The Head of Stronger Communities advised that she would
provide the Panel with an overview of the crime and anti-social statistics. The
data was Cleveland Police data and showed crime and anti-social behaviour rates
Local Authority rate comparisons
Wards total numbers
The first graph provided information for 100,000
population for Middlesbrough. The statistics showed that Crime rates for
Middlesbrough in 2019 and 2020 remained close to the other Local authorities,
however looking at the start of 2021 the crime rate had climbed further away
from the other Local authorities as the year was progressing. It was encouraging
to see a reduction of crime and anti-social behavior in October 2021/ November
2021, however the gap between local authorities was significantly wide.
The Head of Stronger Communities advised that there
was a change in recording for Crime and anti-social behavior in April 2021,
which was highlighted due to the significant drip in recording.
In terms of anti-social behavior, the statistics
showed although Middlesbrough has higher anti-social behavior rates than other
local authorities, it was encouraging that the rates in Middlesbrough were at
their lowest in 3 years.
CRIME IN MIDDLESBROUGH- analysis and rates
In terms of crime across Middlesbrough, the Head
Stronger Communities provided a ward analysis. The 2021-22 data was incomplete
as this ran from 1 April 2021- 31 March 2022. Crime totals per ward shows that
nearly all wards (excluding Brambles & Thorntree, Park end & Beckfield,
and Ayresome) saw a decrease in crime from 2019-2020.
The statistics, also showed some wards such as
Hemlington, Ladgate, Kader, and Central have already recorded more crimes, or
were nearly higher than 2020.
The highest crime rates still remain the Central ward,
however this was not uncommon to Towns due to the Town center effect, as there
was quite often an increase due to shop lifting in prime issues within this area. North
Ormesby was second and Newport third.
In terms of crime rates, the 2021 figure was not fully
complete so it was expected that they will be lower.
A decrease from 2019 to 2020 was evident. However
looking from 2018-2020 ward such as Newport, Park End & Beckfield, Brambles
& Thorntree, and Park either increase or remained at a similar rate.
ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR- analysis ... view the full minutes text for item 21/16
Any other urgent items which in the opinion of the Chair, may be considered.