Oxfordshire Safer Communities Partnership performance report published

The latest version of the bi-annual report on performance and monitoring indicators prepared for the Oxfordshire Safer Communities Partnership has been published.

Indicators include those agreed as part of the Oxfordshire Safer Communities Partnership Business Plan 2013-14 and the performance indicators as requested by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

We are now in the second year of performance monitoring and progress has been made in terms of the data that has been collected and the measures used, with some having been refined or amended. In addition to this we now have measures agreed by the Police and Crime Commissioner which have been incorporated into the OSCP performance monitoring scorecard.

In summary:

  • The number of domestic abuse crimes and incidents has increased with an unprecedented increase in Q2.  Although there is no definitive understanding as to why there has been such an increase it may in part be due to the widening of the governments domestic abuse definition but could also reflect the work in increasing awareness, effective early intervention to reduce levels of risk and making victims feel more confident in reporting what was largely a hidden crime.  A priority action for the second half of the year has been set to investigate this further.
  • More time is required in order to provide any reliable reports on the third party hate crime reporting system Stop Hate UK, essentially we only have four quarters of data to date. Effective communications need to be developed further and maintained.
  • Overall the local district CSP community safety priorities are reducing consistently (excluding vehicle crime, distraction burglary and ASB).
  • ASB now covers 5 different data sets (domestic waste domestic noise, fly tipping, section 27s and public order offences) with increases being seen in fly tipping, domestic noise and public order offences.

The Oxfordshire Information Management and Performance (IMP) working group will continue to look at ways in which data can be shared and collected consistently and effectively. This working group will continue to be valuable not only for the OSCP performance monitoring but also contributing to the collection of data for the PCC.

The report is available here.