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Do you feel safer?

woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
New crime figures show that most areas of crime have fallen during the pandemic;

criminal damage down 45%

robbery down 52%

theft down 50%

sexual offences down 46%

violent crime up 3%

drug offences no change

The figures are comparisons between 2019 and 2020

So all that considered do you feel safer?
"Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)

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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,099 Disability Gamechanger
    I’d need to know what the statistics are - is this detected crime or reported crime?

    If it’s detections then it could well be that the same amount of crime is happening but some are going undetected because the police have other priorities at the moment.

    If it’s reported crime then yes I’d say that has to be a good thing!
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    The figures look promising 

    I dont really feel any different because of statistics 

    I wouldn't say I feel unsafe more vulnerable due to disability and main concern being if anything happened to my son I couldn't get to him quickly 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang can only assume it's reported crime, as too much of that isn't detected and a very low % of crime results in a prosecution. But I did find the figures interesting.

    Just read the article again and it is reported crime, september 2019-sept.2020
    Showing the biggest falls overall since 2010, there are some regional variations as you might expect but the overall picture looks promising.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,703 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 28
    I haven’t felt safe since I started nursery school. 🤣
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    Crime has risen in wales since the pandemic and where my mum lives 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
    Crime has risen in wales since the pandemic and where my mum lives 
    The figures I quoted are for England and Wales, so it would appear that Wales is no different to England.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @its been on TV all week about how crime has risen especially knife crime and domestic abuse. dog stealing  not so much burglary but car theft as well and shed break ins 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,628 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t think I’ve ever referred to the crime figures when wondering about how safe I feel in any given scenario. Given that I’ve spent most of the last 12 months indoors I’d say I almost inevitably feel safer in most ways but anxious about unknowns.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,516 Disability Gamechanger
    @its been on TV all week about how crime has risen especially knife crime and domestic abuse. dog stealing  not so much burglary but car theft as well and shed break ins 
    We must watch different TV shows,  :) but I do agree that facebook is littered with dog stealing post, but whilst crime is not always the same in all areas it adds up to a picture that say overall that crime is falling
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 344 Pioneering
    I feel as safe as i always have, i don't pay much attention to statistics, the tories will be taking credit for a reduction in crime i bet give them enough time, i have no time for torys, if its real then it can only be a good thing
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    November 2020 crime rate highest its ever been across England and Wales 2021 hasn't been calculated yet 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,628 Disability Gamechanger
    The crime rate means next to zilch though. A low crime rate could just mean crimes aren’t being solved. A high crime rate could be exactly the same number of offences but people being caught. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    Mike yes very true  also crime has always been around  but because we are on lockdown and been on lockdown for the last year people have noticed more because of TV being on line newspapers face book and things like that  
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    Well it's all I read about every day, car thefts, stabbings, assaults sexual and physical, murders, dog thefts, scammers galore.
    If it's gone down then I would hate to see it at it's worst because this I put is every single day where I live 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @Sandy_123 same here in wales when I looked on line for England and Wales it said its at its highest for 2020 up until November 2021 not done yet have to see in November 
  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 208 Pioneering
    One thing I will say is that I say emergency service vehicles all the time the moment has been. Shock horror this makes me feel somewhat safe, however, it would be nice to say more pPolice patrolling the area by foot. That aside,  It is too early to tell for me yet. When I start going out a bit by myself after a couple of times, I’ll guess I’ll know. 
  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 208 Pioneering
    csno01 said:
    One thing I will say is that I say emergency service vehicles all the time the moment has been. Shock horror this makes me feel somewhat safe, however, it would be nice to say more pPolice patrolling the area by foot. That aside,  It is too early to tell for me yet. When I start going out a bit by myself after a couple of times, I’ll guess I’ll know. 
    In addition to the above, it did come to me that I recall seeing crime figures in my Local area in my Local paper a ehile back.  :-) 
  • Caz_AlumniCaz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 626 Pioneering
    Crime rates, along with other statistics, are always going to be open to interpretation. And that also often depends on who is doing the reporting and what their agenda might be. Tabloid newspapers, for example, seeking to draw attention to a particular set of stats based on whatever story they're trying to sell us that day. 

    As you say @csn001, it all comes down to personal experience and how you feel about going out and about. And I know a lot of us have gotten out of the habit of being around other people, so that doesn't help either, really.

    Hopefully, venturing out for a few easy, short trips might build you confidence back up a bit csn001? Just take it steady. :)
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    On the news here they said some crime  has started to rise again since rules started to lift but rape knife crime domestic abuse is at its highest during lock down 
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    If you trust the figures. Some people probably don't bother reporting as many don't get investigated or get reclassified.

    I had an attempted break-in (glassed smashed, LOL tgt was cat and called-out choice words scarring them off!!) AND was jostled in the street (wallet stolen) and didn't hear anything back. (also an attempted jostle on a bus where somebody asks silly questions and person behind tries to put hand in pocket, DRIVER said am I ok?)

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
    edited May 3
    Personally I don't take too much notice of , claimed, figures as so much crime goes unreported or not followed up by police as there simply just aren't enough to get crime under control and most crime, car stealing, break in,s etc even if caught offenders only get a slap on the wrist anyway.
    So, no I don't feel any safer.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    I just feel the same but always alert 
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