Communities & Local Government

Quality of Life in Warwickshire – Key Messages 2015/16

Posted on 24th August 2016 by

The Quality of Life Key Messages report is now available. The report, produced by the Warwickshire Observatory’s Research Team in the Performance Business Unit, provides a snapshot of how quality of life in Warwickshire compares with elsewhere and shows the trends over time in factors which contribute to the quality of life for Warwickshire residents. […]

Quality of Life in Stratford – Spotlight on Communities

Posted on 4th December 2015 by

On 2nd December 2015 I presented on emerging quality of life trends in Stratford at the annual local partnership event, which was this year held at the University of Warwick Wellesbourne Campus. This years event was themed around ‘Spotlight on Communities’, and featured  our presentation (from myself and Simon Purfield from Stratford District Council) highlighting a […]

Warwickshire Observatory Summer Newsletter!

Posted on 5th September 2014 by

We have just published our latest newsletter which provides an overview of some of the projects we are working on and links to further details where they are available.   As always, we welcome feedback so please let us know what you think.  If you would like more regular updates just enter your email address […]

Crime in Rural Areas in Warwickshire

Posted on 23rd July 2014 by

Crime in rural areas in Warwickshire has been analysed in an attempt to understand what crime in a rural area is and whether certain crime types are increasing or reducing in these rural areas, and what is being done to tackle it. The report examines rural locations in Warwickshire by output area only. Rural locations account […]

Warwickshire Police and Crime Plan and Community Safety Agreement 2014 – 2017

Posted on 2nd July 2014 by

  The Observatory have contributed and helped to produce the new aligned Warwickshire Police and Crime Plan and Community Safety Agreement. It is believed it is the first of its kind in the country! The document shows how Warwickshire agencies will work together to tackle crime and improve community safety.   Find the full report […]

Warwickshire Key Statistics – Victims of Crime

Posted on 27th May 2014 by

A report of Warwickshire Key Statistics – Victims of Crime has been produced for the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner. The report examines Warwickshire victim data for the period of 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014 which includes key findings from an analysis of Warwickshire Police and various victim support based agencies’ data. The report provides an analysis […]

Violent Crime is Reducing in Warwickshire

Posted on 13th March 2014 by

Analysis has been conducted on violent crime (violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery offences) in Warwickshire between January and December 2013 and reveals that violent crime in Warwickshire is reducing, which follows the overall national trend for England and Wales. Analysis suggests that violent crime is more likely to be reported in town […]

How happy/satisfied/anxious are we in Warwickshire?

Posted on 1st November 2013 by

There is an increasing interest in trying to understand trends in well-being and, particularly in the current climate, assessing non-financial measures of happiness. A national survey undertaken by the Office for National Statistics includes responses from around 165,000 aged 16 and over and resident in households in the United Kingdom and just under 700 households […]