Crime figure comparison for Chew Valley
|Offence||01/04/2017 – 31/03/2018||01/04/2016 – 31/03/2017|
|Theft and handling||97||88|
3 attempt dwelling
12 attempt non-dwelling
4 attempt dwelling
6 attempt non-dwelling
|Violence against the person||86||87|
The crime statistics above are a comparison between 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. It can be seen that the number of recordable crimes differ only slightly between the time periods.
Theft and handling offences
This includes thefts from vehicle (mainly tools), theft of vehicle (very few), domestic thefts, shop thefts, tools from work sites, gates and lead thefts.
Dwelling and non-dwelling burglaries
The majority of burglaries in Chew Valley are non-dwelling burglaries (sheds/outbuildings and commercial properties). The number of dwelling burglaries has remained consistent over the last 2 years. It should be noted that some recorded dwelling burglaries are domestic related or where the suspect and offender know each other.
Violence against the person offences
This category includes offences from low level public order (shouting and swearing), physical assaults (usually minor), neighbourhood issues, ASB, domestic incidents and road rage incidents.
There have been very few identified issues with drugs in the last couple of years. Out of the 4 recorded drugs offences in 2017-2018 period, 3 were personal use and one was a small cannabis grow, again for personal use.
Local police are aware of the issues with NOS use and are patrolling the areas where young people are likely to gather to use this.
There were two recorded arsons, one was a porta-loo which was set on fire and the other was a barn fire.
Crime in the Chew Valley remains relatively low in comparison to other areas, with approximately one crime for every 20 people living in the area. However, w are always looking to reduce this number further and as such, we are working hard to maintain a visible police presence in the Chew Valley and surrounding areas. We continue to encourage members of the community to contact their Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators or the police to report any suspicious activity. We rely on intelligence and information from those around us to assist in keeping our communities safe.
Other news from the beat
We are interested in starting a Chew Valley Community Speed Watch Scheme, as we are aware that there are areas within Chew Valley where speeding is an issue. We hope to gather a large group of volunteers to assist with watches throughout the area, where problems are identified. The hope is that with a large group of volunteers, we will be able to maintain a regular watch and we can provide a large community effort across the whole Valley and not just individual villages.
If anyone is interested, please contact PC 4343 Gemma LINDOW.
Beat Officers for Chew Valley and surrounding areas
PC 4343 Gemma LINDOW – Beat Manager
07889656297 (temporarily out of use)
PC 3455 Stuart PEARD – Beat Manager
PCSO 8079 Martyn BRAGG – Police Community Support Officer
PCSO 7315 David HOLMES – Police Community Support Officer
PCSO 7752 Kate Humphreys – Police Community Support Officer
The above contacts are for information and non-urgent enquiries only. If officers are on rest days, leave or sick there may be a delay in responding.
If you wish to report an incident or a crime or need to speak to a Police Officer you should contact 101.
For all emergencies call 999