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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

In the news – Warwickshire’s Quality of Life 2013/14 report

Posted on 8th November 2013 by

Following the publication of Warwickshire’s Quality of Life report earlier this week, find out more information on the report by watching the following video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTjvBMCbybY&w=560&h=315] Also the report featured on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire’s Breakfast Show on Thursday 7th November.  Three of WCC’s Members, Cllr Cockburn, Cllr Tandy and Cllr Gifford also discussed how the report would impact […]

New rural-urban classification for 2011 Census data

Posted on 2nd October 2013 by

A new way of classifying 2011 Census data is now available from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which makes it possible to identify the characteristics of Warwickshire’s rural and urban communities. The classification allows summary outputs to be produced by either rural or urban areas down to local authority level. The new way of […]

Release of 2011 Conception Statistics

Posted on 5th March 2013 by

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the 2011 conception statistics for England and Wales this week. The findings are positive, with the figures indicating that the national teenage conception rate is falling. The following headlines summarise the report: The under 18 conception rate for 2011 is the lowest since 1969 at 30.9 conceptions per […]