Community Safety Report

Recently I was advised of the following activity in respect of the annual Community Safety Report issued to the Councillors in the Outer North West area. The specific highlights in respect of the Adel & Wharfedale Ward are as follows: 

Off Road Motor Cycles

The deployment and cost of these vehicles is shared equally amongst the four West North West Area Committees (£4,500 per Area Committee over 3 years). The off-road motor cycles are deployed across the division to green spaces or to target specific problems with off-road motorbikes. A single point of contact (0113 2395092) was created for calls about nuisance bikes and this “hotline” is publicised in community newsletters and on the NOT website.

www.westyorkshire.police.uk/NPT.

The service was established in 2006 and since that time 323 vehicles have been seized by the off road team and 367 Section 59 warnings have been issued for anti-social behaviour caused by motorbikes. During the last 12 months, the off road team has, arrested 16 offenders, seized 66 vehicles, issued 69 Section 59 warnings and issued 72 verbal warnings.

Examples of areas covered locally include:

The woods surrounding Tile Lane (Adel), woods near the Parklands area (Bramhope) and Golden Acre Park.

Overview of crime in the area

 Adel & Wharfedale 

During this period, substantial reductions were achieved in violent crime (49%), burglary (41%) and Theft from motor vehicles (23%). Robbery has decreased by 13 offences, which is a 65% decrease, however it should be noted that the numbers are very low. Criminal damage has increased by 46 offences, an increase of 38%. However, overall the table shows that crime (in the categories mentioned earlier) has reduced by 25% with 157 fewer offences. 

Adel & Wharfedale Years Variation
Crime Types 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 Difference Reduction
Burglary 136 164 131 217 127 90 41%
Robbery 15 16 12 20 7 13 65%
Theft Fm Vehicle 145 86 80 66 51 15 23%
Theft of Vehicle 43 32 27 26 24 2 8%
Criminal Damage 218 177 191 121 167 -46 -38%
Violent Crime 179 164 141 171 88 83 49%