Friday, March 01, 2013

Car Theft in Redbridge –
Major Problem or Not?

From the MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime) Report Click!

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From the Wanstead & Woodford Guardian
"Detective Inspector Graham Paisley denies car theft is a major problem in Wanstead and Woodford"

Meanwhile over at Police Oracle
"Winsor: Officers Queuing For Voluntary Severance"
Read the comments ...

10 comments:

  1. "Detective Inspector......denies......"

    Lies, damned lies, and police statistics. All massaged to support the case for police station closures.

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  2. Yes there are a lot of cars pinched, maybe it's not a priority over theft or burgulary though.

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    1. So what is "pinching" cars if it's not theft?

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  3. Time for Redbridge councillors to be honest and change their motto from "Redbridge, a better place to live" to "Redbridge, a better place to have your car stolen".

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    1. Some of them would not recognise honesty if it bit them on the bum.

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  4. and according to Officers in the Core Strategy Review they want to decimate the Green Belt in Barkingside,Fairlop, Fulwell,Hainault, Woodford Goodmayes,Seven Kings and Woodford Bridge so it will no longer be "A greener Place to Live", which only leaves "A cleaner place to live" any comments?

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    1. Cleaner? Ha, ha, ha! Yor avin a larf. Haven't seen a road sweeper here for a year or more.

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    2. I see that Public Toilets have been removed from the Redbridge-i Map, but note we still have Police Stations, Fire Stations and Hospitals - for the time being.
      The busiest layer seems to be "Opportunity sites" under "Planning and Land" ...

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    3. As they get older they'll realise that "when you've got to go, you've got to go". That won't do much for their "cleaner" borough.

      I note that some of these "opportunity sites" are amenity greens in residential areas. So bang too goes the "greener" borough.

      Roll on the borough elections 2014.

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  5. Over the period in question this means that approximately 4 cars were stolen everyday. In terms of total crime involving motor vehicles it is probably much more once theft from m/v's, criminal damage to m/v's and other notifiable vehicle crimes are included. It is a volume crime but for many years has never seen a volume response. Having had my own car stolen last February I got one phone call from the police who because I wasn't in left a message. No more contact. The worst thing about M/V crime is that it is one of those crimes that is probably grossly under-reported. How many cars are actually stolen that are not reported because the owners don't have/can't afford insurance. Not worth reporting because unless their cars are recovered they will not realise its worth through an insurance payout. Of course it is generally known that their are many more cars on the road being used without insurance. The number of ANPR operations held will tell you that. There are so many cars on the road now that it is easy pickings and pretty unlikely that you will be caught unless you are very unlucky or into car theft in a big way and an operation is set up to capture culprits who have become a recognisable and actionable target. Whilst Redbridge figures for the quarter published are poor I have seen them a lot worse. It is something that does not get the attention that it should but in times of competing priorities it will sit lower down the pecking order. It is a shame because cars are expensive and when yours is stolen it is a nightmare in all sorts of ways.

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