Current local priorities

I would like to say another big thank you for continuing to observe the Covid-19 regulations, thankfully we continue to have very few breaches compared to some areas around the force area. We have looking into visitors travelling to the beauty spots around Rutland including Ketton Park and are visiting these sites and advising and checking distances travelled and we will issue Covid-19 tickets where breaches are found.

The joint Rutland North and Rutland South priority will remain as Rural Crime in relation to Burglaries, car crime and theft from farms. We like to remind you the usual MO is entry via forcing rear garden doors or windows as these areas are isolated and out of sight. Please make sure all doors are locked whether you’re in or not, windows are locked and secure and look at your security measures on any lockups, garages, sheds or outbuilding. If you can make it difficult for anyone to get into the rear garden even better as this is the preferred point of entry for burglars. Preferred items for them to steal is Jewellery and cash so please keep these safe.

As for vehicle crime, please continue to remove all property – remember ’if you leave it on show it will go’. Look to park your vehicle in a well-lit area, look to manoeuvre your van to make it difficult to open any side or rear doors. Please remember when you park up the perpetrators could be watching you, so remove your valuables out of site prior to arrival.

We continue to run a vehicle enforcement campaign throughout Rutland for speed and anti-social driving/riding and have been out in villages and towns with the speed laser gun and have reported a number of drivers. We have completed an analysis of accidents and casualties in Rutland over the last 5 years which shows a continuing reduction year on. Please see the table below;

Table 1 – Accidents by Month
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
January 4 4 4 3 2 17
February 7 2 1 4 4 18
March 6 5 1 4 2 18
April 5 7 3 2 2 19
May 10 4 4 2 20
June 13 6 7 5 31
July 4 10 3 5 4 26
August 9 5 8 5 7 34
September 3 3 4 2 3 15
October 2 7 3 1 6 19
November 6 5 7 4 3 25
December 8 4 4 4 3 23
TOTAL 77 62 49 41 36 265

 

Table 2 – Casualties by Month
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
January 8 5 4 5 2 24
February 12 3 2 6 4 27
March 9 7 1 6 2 25
April 9 8 3 2 2 24
May 18 6 8 2 34
June 18 11 7 11 47
July 7 18 3 9 7 44
August 17 12 8 7 7 51
September 5 3 5 3 4 20
October 2 7 3 1 7 20
November 7 7 15 10 3 42
December 14 5 9 4 3 35
TOTAL 126 92 68 66 41 393
Table 3 – All Accidents by Severity
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Fatal 1 0 2 3 2 8
Serious 16 13 18 15 16 78
Slight 60 49 29 23 18 179
TOTAL 77 62 49 41 36 265
Table 4 – Casualties by Severity
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Fatal 1 0 3 3 2 9
Serious 24 16 20 18 16 94
Slight 101 76 45 45 23 290
TOTAL 126 92 68 66 41 393

 

Our current operations are op vitality for rural crime with extra officers on patrol and Op Vulpine for proactive covid-19 breaches and crime.

We will continue to work closely with the local residents and will alert you as soon as crime is reported and ask that if anything suspicious is seen to report through either 999 or 101.

Parish Meeting: If any parishes would like the beat team to join in any virtual monthly meeting you are holding please let me know.

Our next beat surgery.  As soon as lockdown is finished we will update you.

We are promoting neighbour Link and would like you or anyone you know to sign up for it.

Neighbourhood Link is a free email messaging service from Leicestershire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, providing news and updates on policing matters that are relevant to you.

Sign up and receive email alerts about policing activity and initiatives in your local area as well as crime prevention advice and information. You will also have the opportunity to reply directly to your neighbourhood team and provide feedback via surveys, where the information you provide is used to set our priorities for the forthcoming month.

https://www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk/#signup-section

PC 2113 Pete Icke

Dedicated Neighbourhood Team

Rutland South

E-mail: peter.icke@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Tel: 07967589225

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