Supporting Evidence

Available Evidence

Antisocial Behaviour covers many differing areas of community life in the Outer Hebrides . The strategy group have attempted to gather information from a variety of sources, which demonstrate the incidents of antisocial behaviour, but also the quality of life in these Islands.

Children’s Reporter

Jan – Dec 2003 265 incidents of offending behaviour were referred to the Children’s Reporter.

Antisocial behaviour related offences per 1000 households in the Outer Hebrides. Northern Constabulary areas compared.
 

Total Recorded Offences Per 1000 Households (April 03 – March 04)

 

Outer Hebrides

Orkney

Shetland

Inverness

Vandalism

18.8

23.1

28.4

 

Breach of the Peace

26.9

17.5

20.2

 

Petty Assault

14.3

11.1

15.1

 

Drug Related

7.8

5.7

13.2

 

Alcohol involving Under 18’s

4.8

2.3

0.1

 

 

Scottish Housing Survey 1999/2000 - Compares views of residents of Outer Hebrides with comparable areas of Scotland.

 

Percentage By Area

 

Rating

Outer Hebrides

Orkney

Highland

Shetland

Scotland

Vandalism, Graffiti & Damage To Property

Very common

0

0

1.9

0

5.2

Fairly common

1.3

0.9

6.1

2.6

12.2

Not very common

5.8

10.3

24.6

20.7

27.3

Not at all common

92.9

88.8

67.3

76.7

55

Don’t know

0

0

1

0

0.3

 

Scottish Housing Survey 1999/2000 - Compares views of residents of Outer Hebrides with comparable areas of Scotland

 

Percentage

By Area

 

 

Rating

Outer Hebrides

Orkney

Highland

Shetland

Scotland

Noisy Neighbours
& Loud Parties

Very common

0.6

0

1

0

2.6

Fairly common

2.6

0

3.9

2.5

5.2

Not very common

5.8

7.6

20.4

16.1

22.1

Not at all common

91

92.4

74.7

81.4

69.9

Don’t know

0

0

0

0

0.2

 

Scottish Housing Survey 1999/2000 - Compares views of residents of Outer Hebrides with comparable areas of Scotland.
 

Percentage

By Area

 

 

Rating

Outer Hebrides

Orkney

Highland

Shetland

Scotland

Rubbish or Litter
Hanging Around

Very common

2.6

0.9

5.7

0.9

11.4

Fairly common

7.1

6.6

13

12.1

17.8

Not very common

14.3

13.2

26.3

29.2

26.5

Not at all common

76

79.3

55

57.8

44.1

Don’t know

0

0

0

0

0.2

 

Scottish Housing Survey 1999/2000 - Compares views of residents of Outer Hebrides with comparable areas of Scotland.

 

Percentage

By Area

 

 

Rating

Outer Hebrides

Orkney

Highland

Shetland

Scotland

How The Area Is Rated
As A
Place To
Live

Very good

63.8

62.6

64.3

65.5

51

Fairly good

34.2

35.5

30.4

31.9

40.3

Fairly poor

1.3

1.9

3.5

2.5

5.2

Very poor

0.7

0

1.5

0

3.1

No opinion

0

0

0.3

0

0.4

 

Northern Constabulary, 2003 Excellence in Community Policing - Concerns in the Local Area
 

Western Isles Command Area

Force Area

Issue

Major Concern %

Minor Concern %

Total Concerned %

Total Concerned %

Driving at excessive speed

35.6

33.9

69.5

71.9

Dangerous driving

16.2

38.4

54.6

58.4

Drink/drugs driving

14.0

30.0

44.0

46.0

Dog excrement

15.9

28.0

43.9

58.6

Rubbish or litter lying around

9.7

34.1

43.8

55.4

Alcohol abuse

22.2

21.6

43.8

43.7

Vandalism, graffiti and deliberate damage

6.3

21.1

27.4

45.2

People using drugs

8.5

18.1

26.6

39.2

Bullying of young people, in or out of school

6.0

20.0

26.0

36.6

Young people on the street

0.9

24.0

24.9

44.3

Stray dogs roaming the streets

2.9

21.4

24.3

27.5

Rowdy or drunken behaviour

4.2

19.4

23.6

39.2

Anti-social neighbours

5.2

17.5

22.7

24.5

Break-ins to houses

4.5

14.8

19.3

34.2

People dealing in drugs

8.5

8.3

16.8

34.3

Things being stolen from cars

2.1

14.2

16.3

27.4

Cars being stolen

2.1

12.6

14.7

21.1

Domestic abuse

5.1

8.1

13.2

16.4

Solvent abuse/glue sniffing

5.4

5.8

11.2

19.8

Discrimination and abuse

4.5

6.3

10.8

16.8

Noise from local pubs or clubs

1.2

3.0

4.2

12.0

Exclusions from Schools 2003/04

Data taken from ‘Scottish Executive National Statistics Bulletin’ – February 2005 and December 2004


 Scottish Exclusion rates, by stage and gender graph

Fig.: Scottish Exclusion rates, by stage and gender, 2003/04

 

Total Exclusions by Local Authority 1999/00 to 2003/04

 

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

Outer Hebrides/Eilean Siar

12

18

22

28

25

Orkney Islands

8

22

15

29

52

Shetland Islands

7

3

7

25

51

Highland

520

720

759

738

823

Scotland

38,769

38,656

37,442

36,496

38,919

 

Exclusions by School Sector and Local Authority 2003/04

 

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

 

Number

Rate per 1,000 Pupils

Number

Rate per 1,000 Pupils

Outer Hebrides/Eilean Siar

1

-

24

12

Orkney Islands

6

4

46

32

Shetland Islands

16

8

35

21

Highland

65

4

758

51

Scotland

4,478

11

33,465

105

 

Attendance and Absence in Scottish Schools 2003/04.
Percentage attendance and absence by Local Authority, secondary

 

% Attendance

% Authorised Absence

% Unauthorised Absence

Average Number of ½ Days Absence

Outer Hebrides/Eilean Siar

91.2

7.8

1.0

33.4

Orkney Islands

93.6

4.3

2.1

24.5

Shetland Islands

93.0

6.8

0.2

26.7

Highland

90.8

7.7

1.3

34.8

Scotland

90.2

8.0

1.6

37.4