Welcome to Birmingham North Local Policing Unit
Birmingham North continues to be one of the safest places to live in Birmingham. The total amount of recorded crime was reduced by 13.3 per cent between April 2012 and March 2013. This means there have been 1,679 fewer victims of crime which is great news for local communities.
Birmingham North police have been working with a number of partner agencies to set up local third party reporting centres to report hate crime. In North Birmingham there are three third party reporting centres - the Our Place Community Hub in Sutton Coldfield, the Women’s Breakout Centre on Slade Road, and the Slade Road Community Hub.
Hate crime has traditionally been under-reported due to reluctance in visiting a police station.
Third party reporting centres allow the public to report hate crime in a neutral environment, as well as providing us with a greater understanding of hate crime and we encourage more victims to come forward. We have seen some excellent results since the launch of Operation Peacekeeper earlier this month. Neighbourhood officers, the Community Action Priority Team (CAPT) and response teams have been working together to deliver some positive results. A recent automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) operation in Erdington saw 32 vehicles stopped and six people arrested for road traffic offences.
We have increased our patrols on Erdington high street, Sutton town centre and parks across North Birmingham to tackle anti-social behaviour as the evenings begin to get lighter. A number of arrests have been made as part of Peacekeeper following increased patrols in parks.
Operation Peacekeeper will continue over the coming months to ensure our communities have a safe and enjoyable summer.
Burglary has reduced across North Birmingham by 14.5 per cent, which means 1,078 fewer victims over the last year. This is excellent news but we must not become complacent.
Burglary continues to be a priority for us, with a number of properties across Erdington and Sutton Coldfield have been visited and offered crime prevention advice, as well as property marking liquid to prevent residents from becoming a target.
The DNA property marking liquid marks items with a unique code making it easy for us to link stolen items to a suspect, and also reuniting owners with their stolen property.
This month one of Birmingham North’s most wanted offenders for burglary was recalled to prison after breaching his license conditions. The 41yearold man from Kingstanding continued to commit crime after being released from prison earlier this year.
Our offender management team will continue to target known criminals as well as trying to help them rehabilitate and leave their life of crime.
Officers from the trinity neighbourhood team recently presented the Sutton Coldfield Stroke Club with a cheque for £1,000 from the Police Property Act Funding. The funding will help support the charity and increase access to the service. The neighbourhood team will continue to work with the charity to build trust and confidence with the police.
Finally, Inspector Mark Ward the neighbourhood Inspector for Birmingham North will be hosting a live webchat on Thursday 18 April between 5:30pm – 7pm. This is a great way for Inspector Ward to communicate with residents and for you to get in touch with any issues affecting you, your family or friends.
Superintendent Richard Youds
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