GROVE WARD - LICENSED PREMISES

 

The aim of this analysis is to ascertain whether there is a link between violence offences and the closure of licensed premises within Kingston Town Centre. 

For the purpose of this analysis I have looked at all Violent Offences, Theft Person and Robberies between 01/11/2012 - 09/09/2013.

 

Violence

Between 01/11/2012 - 09/09/2013 there has been a total of 686 violent offences within Kingston Borough.  From these 686 offences 231 offences have occurred on GROVE WARD, this equates to 33.67% of all violent crime.

 

Temporal Time for GROVE WARD

The temporal time in GROVE WARD shows peaks between 0001-0400hrs rising at 0300-0400hrs which coincides with the closing time of the nightclubs.

 

Temporal Day for GROVE WARD

 

The optimum days for offences to occur in GROVE WARD are Fridays and Saturdays, which again coincides with the increase of persons using licensed premises.

 

Location/Venues

Location

Number

Clarence Street

57

Eden Street

21

Wood Street

19

St James Road

19

 

50.21% of all violent offences have occurred within 4 roads within the Town Centre.

 

Venue

Offences

Hippodrome

17

Barcadia

12

Ama-Gi

10

Mccluskeys

9

Oceana

8

Kings Tun

6

Essence

2

 

27% of all the violent offences within Grove Ward have occurred within the above venues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robbery

Between 01/11/2012 - 09/09/2013 there has been a total of 102 robberies within Kingston Borough.  From these offences 36 offences have occurred on GROVE WARD, this equates to 35.29% of all robberies.

 

Temporal Time for GROVE WARD

The temporal time in GROVE WARD is between 2300-0400hrs with a definite peak between 2300-0001hrs.

 

Temporal Day for GROVE WARD

The optimum days for offences to occur are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays.

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Location

Location

Number

Fairfield

5

Cromwell Road

4

Wood Street

3

Clarence Street

3

High Street

3

 

The above shows the top 5 locations for robberies within Grove Ward.  Robbery locations are very sporadic with no real specific locations.

 

Theft Person 

Between 01/11/2012 - 09/09/2013 there has been a total of 301 theft person offences within Kingston Borough.  From these offences 211 offences have occurred on GROVE WARD, this equates to 70.09% of all theft person offences.

 

Temporal Time for GROVE WARD

The temporal time is between 0001-0400hrs with a definite peak between 0100-0300hrs, which coincides with the late opening of licensed premises within GROVE WARD.

 

Temporal Day for GROVE WARD

The optimum days for offences to occur are Saturday and Fridays, which again coincides with the increase of persons using licensed premises

 

Venue

Venue

Offence

Hippodrome

41

Oceana

28

Mccluskeys

14

Barcadia

13

Bacchus

6

Kings Tun

3

Essence

1

 

50.23% of all the theft person offences within Grove Ward have occurred within the above venues.  Victims are predominately young females who have had their mobiles stolen from their handbags whilst in the licensed premises.

 

Summary/Conclusion

43.89% of all the Violent Offences, robberies and theft person offences are occurring in Grove Ward.  

There is a definite link of violence offences, robberies and theft person offences to the night time economy.  The majority of the offences are occurring between 0300-0400 when the night clubs close, with Friday and Saturday being the optimum days.  The Hippodrome has seen the highest violent offences and theft person for the time period analysed.

64 of the 231 violent offences within the Town Centre have occurred within licensed premises hence we can presume, that in most cases, these offences are alcohol fuelled. This can be corroborated by enquires conducted with a number of late night licensed premises who state that in excess of 90% of all their late night customers are drinking alcohol.

Apart from persons working in the late night economy, the vast majority of other persons frequenting Kingston Town Centre, at the peak times for these offences, are patrons of late night licensed premises. Therefore we can conclude that the increase in violent offences, at certain times, is related to and a result of the alcohol fuelled late night economy.