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Council Tax leaflet 2021-2022

Additional police officers, crime reduction and crime prevention to keep you, your family and our communities safer.

 

This year, the Police and Crime Commissioner will allocate all of the additional funds raised through the police element of your council tax to local policing, to fight and reduce crime in our local communities.

The table below shows the amount you will pay towards policing through your council tax this year, based on the band of your property:

Band Total you will pay for policing this year
A £150.97
B £176.14
C £201.3
D £226.46
E £276.78
F £327.11
G £377.43
H £452.92

 

Message from Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner

I have the responsibility for setting the policing budget locally and I do this based on consultation with local residents and advice from the Chief Constable on what she needs to deliver effective operational policing.

Last year local support of an increase in the policing element of the council tax helped to make residents safer by funding more call handlers to answer 999 and 101 calls, the recruitment of more police officers and support of Country Watch to tackle rural crime. This was all underpinned with
an investment in police officer wellbeing, resulting in improved productivity with more officers available to keep our communities safer.

This year the Chief Constable set out a compelling operational case to me for an increase in the policing element of your council tax to ‘take the fight to criminals and enable better justice for victims’. There was significant local resident and community support for this operational case that will
enable the recruitment of more police officers, to investigate more crimes and make more arrests to keep communities safer.

I promised on day one I would do all I could to make people safer from the first day to the last day that I have the responsibility of holding this role. This additional funding will allow Hampshire Constabulary to maintain all of the progress made last year and to do more of it this year and into the future. I firmly believe the increase this year will keep local residents and our communities safer.

 

Over 70 local community projects are supported from my budget, which:

  • Provide support to victims and people affected by crime
  • Tackle the root causes of crime
  • Reduce reoffending
  • Reduce and prevent crime

I do this in consultation directly with the public and informed by key local partners, including the Community Safety Partnerships, Hampshire Constabulary and criminal justice partners, to ensure that I am listening to and responding to the needs of local communities, victims and the most vulnerable. The projects not only improve life opportunities, but they additionally help to prevent crime and reduce demand on frontline policing.

Reducing and preventing crime in our communities requires a partnership approach that goes beyond just policing. I help to facilitate that shared responsibility through initiatives like the Violence Reduction Unit that brings together a range of partners to prevent and tackle serious violence.

This can only be achieved by working together focusing resourcing on prevention to reduce demands on policing.

The total you pay for policing in 2021-2022

The PCC’s overall budget of £387 million is made up of 59% funding from the national Government grant and 41% is from the policing element of your council tax.

Where the money goes: 6% Intelligence, 7% Contact Management, 16% Response, 15% Neighbourhoods, 24% Investigations, 8% Operations, 16% Support Services, 6.5% Estates, 1% Commissioning, 0.5% Office of the PCC

A day in the life of Hampshire Constabulary

Below are illustrative figures from 1 January until 31 December 2020.

During a 24h period, the Constabulary would deal with 51 violent crimes, 9 child abuse crimes, 108 domestic abuse incidents, and search for 28 missing people, including under 18s. It would take 1,157 101 calls and 696 999 calls, carry out 24 stop and searches, arrest 101 people, and refer 12 vulnerable children to child protection conferences. There would be 5 assaults on police officers and staff, and 27,844 public engagements would take place through Neighbourhood Police Teams' facebook posts. In addition, during the pandemic year Hampshire Constabulary also recorded 19,642 COVID related incidents and issued 592 COVID fixed penalty notices (fines).

Funding and delivering policing

The amount shown on your council tax bill as allocated to the Police and Crime Commissioner goes directly to pay for operational policing to keep you safer. This year it will provide over £10 million of additional funding for policing across our area.

The Chief Constable determines the operational deployment of police officers in your local communities to tackle and reduce crime, and the additional money will enable the Constabulary to respond more fully to our communities, including capacity to:

  • Investigate up to 26,000 more crimes this year
  • Arrest 300 more of the most dangerous criminals
  • Reduce 1,000 crimes a year, through prevention and youth diversion
  • Safeguard an additional 12,000 vulnerable people
  • Target increased support to tackle rural crime
  • Continue investment in wellbeing to sustain officers at the frontline

Crime prevention to support the vulnerable and policing

Over 70 local community projects are supported from my budget, which:

  • Provide support to victims and people affected by crime
  • Tackle the root causes of crime
  • Reduce reoffending
  • Reduce and prevent crime

I do this in consultation directly with the public and informed by key local partners, including the Community Safety Partnerships, Hampshire Constabulary and criminal justice partners, to ensure that I am listening to and responding to the needs of local communities, victims and the most vulnerable. The projects not only improve life opportunities, but they additionally help to prevent crime and reduce demand on frontline policing.

Reducing and preventing crime in our communities requires a partnership approach that goes beyond just policing. I help to facilitate that shared responsibility through initiatives like the Violence Reduction Unit that brings together a range of partners to prevent and tackle serious violence.

This can only be achieved by working together focusing resourcing on prevention to reduce demands on policing.

 

If you or someone you know is affected by crime

Reporting crime

Hampshire Constabulary: In an emergency, if it’s happening now, someone is in danger, or the offender is still nearby, call 999 immediately. If it’s less urgent, call 101 or report online to Hampshire Constabulary.

Prefer to report anonymously? Crimestoppers or call 0800 555 111

Fraud or Cyber Crime: report to Action Fraud online or call 0300 123 2040

Hate Crime: Report hate crime online or find your closest third party reporting centre.

Modern Slavery: Report modern slavery online or call 08000 121 700 to report a suspicion or to seek help and advice

 

Crime prevention

Be alerted to crimes in your area: Hampshire Alert or Isle of Wight Alert

Find out about your local Neighbourhood Watch

Find out about Cyber Ambassadors, keeping children and young people safer online.

 

Support for victims

Victim Care Service: If you’ve been a victim of crime or affected by crime in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight and need support, call the Victim Care Service on 0808 178 1641 (open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm) email hub.hiow@victimsupport.org.uk or visit the Victim Care Service website.

Restorative Justice gives victims an opportunity to communicate with the person responsible for the offence. Find out more by calling 0800 043 8785 or visiting the RJ Hampshire website.

 

More information

For more information on how the money is being invested visit the budget pages, or if you would like to be consulted directly, register your interest.

A printable version of this information is available, please contact the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner to request a copy.

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