Drugs and Alcohol

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 […]

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 […]

Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE): April 2014 update

Posted on 30th April 2014 by

The figures are the latest update to the Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) data tool and include a new measure of alcohol-related harm. The last update was published in 2012, with the earliest comparable data published in 2006. National figures for alcohol-related mortality for men are down 1.9% since the last update and 7.3% over […]

Achieving Social Inclusion Across Warwick District

Posted on 29th April 2014 by

Earlier this year,  a steering group convened by Warwick District Council commissioned the Observatory to produce an index to assess the scale and distribution of social exclusion in Warwick District. This evidence base will support the District and other partner agencies in reviewing their approach to improving social inclusion. With the need to understand the geographical […]

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 […]

Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom

Posted on 21st February 2014 by

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures for alcohol-related deaths in the UK, its four constituent countries and regions of England, it does not include county level data. Comparisons are made between 2012, the latest year, and previously published data from 2002 onwards. ONS recently revised mid-2002 to 2010 population estimates in light […]

Crime, Recovery and Treatment

Posted on 19th February 2014 by

It has been suggested that drug users are more likely than non-users to commit criminal offences. Research studies have found that acquisitive crime such as stealing is commonly linked to offenders of these crime types testing positive for drug use. Treatment for drug using offenders has been measured using a Value For Money (VFM) tool, […]

Substance Misuse among Young People in Warwickshire

Posted on 24th January 2014 by

A report published by Public Health England was written, focusing on substance misuse among young people in England for 2012/13.  Following a similar structure, a Warwickshire based report has been produced highlighting the key messages around young people who accessed specialist treatment as a result of substance misuse in 2012/13. Analysis was carried out using data from […]

Warwickshire Drug and Alcohol Treatment Needs Assessment 2012/13 published

Posted on 25th January 2013 by

The Observatory has been working with Warwickshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) to produce their annual needs assessments for both alcohol treatment and drug treatment. This needs assessment focuses on alcohol and drug use among adults in Warwickshire. It presents: The current picture in terms of the drinking and drug using population in the […]