What are they?
The Neighbourhood profile provides a comprehensive picture of the whole neighbourhood. Using information from a range of sources, it defines the geographical area in terms of its size, location and demographics. Key contents include information on crime and social issues, diversity issues and information relating to key business, community and partner organisations.
What are they used for?
Neighbourhood profile profiles enable members of neighbourhood policing teams and partner organisations to gain a thorough understanding of the neighbourhood they are working in. They also serve as a benchmark to measure the effectiveness of action taken to address neighbourhood priorities.
Sections in the profile dealing with crime, disorder and environmental issues are updated regularly (usually every 3 months). They are used to help identify and set local priorities relating to crime, disorder and environmental issues and to report upon the actions taken to resolve local issues.
You might find it useful to read the profile for your neighbourhood and the latest update document before attending your local neighbourhood panel meeting or providing feedback to your local neighbourhood team about what you think their priorities should be in your area.
Who produces them?
Neighbourhood profile profiles are produced by Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the partners working with the constabulary in a particular neighbourhood (for example the City or County Council or local Unitary Authority). They take their data from a wide variety of different sources including Crime data, Census data, and many more which are listed at the beginning of each profile. Feedback or information received from the public is also included where appropriate.