Stockton JSNA


Crime

Who is at risk and why?

Socioeconomic status

There is a strong correlation between locations which suffer from higher crime levels and deprivation and unemployment.

Unemployed people are twice as likely to be burgled and be victims of violence as the average person.

Gender

Men are more likely to commit a crime than women.

More young males are associated with ASB incidents.

Females are at a much greater risk of being a victim of domestic violence.

There is a high prevalence of female victims who repeatedly suffer violence.

Age

Young households are more than twice as likely to be the victims of violence as the average household.

Males 25 and under tend to account for the highest proportion of victims of violence associated with the night-time economy.

Females aged 30 and under are at the most risk of domestic violence.

The 26-33 age group is the most prolific for shoplifting offences.

It is very rare that elderly people are victims of crime, but they are vulnerable to distraction burglaries.

Older people are more likely to suffer fear of crime and worry about being a victim.

Ethnicity

The 2010/11 British Crime Survey (BCS) showed that the risk of being a victim of personal crime was higher for adults from a mixed background than for other ethnic groups. It was also higher for members of all BME groups than for the white group.

Mental health

People with severe mental illness are responsible for one in 20 violent crimes.

Alcohol

Alcohol related hospital admissions are increasing every year.

Drugs

Offenders who use heroin, cocaine or crack cocaine commit between one-third and half of all acquisitive crimes.

Females, young people, stimulant users and those from the BME community remain under-represented within treatment.

Repeat victims

There is a high prevalence of repeat victims

Young men aged 16 to 24 have the highest risk of being a repeat victim of violence.

Single parents

Lone parents are twice as likely to be burgled as the average person.

Security

Households with less than ‘basic’ home security measures were considerably more likely to have been victims of burglary than households with ‘basic’ or ‘enhanced’ home security measures.

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