Appendix 1. Local Area Profile. Gambling Premises: Hotspots of Recorded Crime, Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places

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1 Appendix 1 Local Area Profile Gambling Premises: Hotspots of Recorded Crime, Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places In the London Borough of Ealing there are currently 82 betting shops, 6 Adult Gaming Centres and 1 Bingo Hall. These premises pose potential risks to those who reside and work within the borough, in terms of associated crime and also in terms of problem gambling. Problem gambling is commonly defined as gambling to a degree that compromises, disrupts or damages family, personal or recreational pursuits. This appendix provides data and maps of the local area showing the risk profile of the borough for the Gambling Act Policy. Using national estimates of the population who are likely to be problem gamblers, we can infer that some 1,060 to 2,400 Ealing Borough residents may have a problem with gambling. The demographics of the Borough residents suggest that the true number of problem gamblers may be higher than the national average: there are slightly higher proportions of people with violent episodes of mental health problems; higher proportions of single men; and higher proportions of people with black and Asian ethnic backgrounds. There are also associations between gambling and homelessness and debt; the number of homeless households is over-represented in Ealing Borough and the total value of Ealing County Court judgements is relatively high. It is therefore probable that Ealing Borough residents are at a greater risk of experiencing problem gambling than average. Various types of gambling behaviour are associated with problem gambling. Problem gamblers are likely to participate in a range of gambling forms, and most likely to participate in spread betting; poker in pubs or clubs; betting exchanges; and to use machines in Page 1 of 20

2 bookmakers. Information about the prevalence of problem gambling amongst people who use adult gaming centres is not currently available. However, 7.2% of those who use machines in bookmakers are estimated to be problem gamblers against just 3.4% of those who play bingo. Around 5.8% of those betting on sports events (not online) are estimated to be problem gamblers. In the financial years from 2010/11 to 2014/15 a total of 719 crimes were recorded in Ealing Borough s betting shops, adult gaming centres and bingo halls. There is high annual variation in the number of crimes (and in the percentage of all crimes) which occurs in gambling premises annually. In 2010/11 the number of crimes was 2.4% higher than in 2012/13. Gambling premises crime hotspots are evident around West Ealing Broadway; Acton High Street; around the junction of Greenford Road and Ruislip Road; and around Ealing Broadway tube station. There are also hotspots on the junction of Southall Broadway and South Road; Kings Street in Southall. Approximately one third of all the crime in gambling premises is classified as Violence against the Person (257, 36%), with a further third (243, 34%) being Criminal Damage. The remainder is Theft and Handling (12%), Robbery (6%), Burglary (3%) and Drugs/ Fraud or Forgery/ Other (9%). Violence and drug related crime is however a higher proportion of all recorded gambling premises crime in Southall. Page 2 of 20

3 Problem gambling prevalence varies by gambling activity Problem gambler prevalence is highest amongst people who: Spread bet (20.9%) Play poker in pubs or clubs (13.2%) Use Betting exchanges (10.6%) Use machines in bookmakers (7.2%) Play casino table games (6.0%) The prevalence of problem gambling amongst those who frequent gaming centres is currently unknown. There is a lower prevalence of problem gambling amongst Bingo players (3.4%) and slot machine players (2.6%). Problem gambling prevalence varies by demographics Those at risk of problem gambling are most likely to be single, young, male, and have black or Asian ethnicity. Males are three times more likely than females to be at risk of a gambling problem and they are also more likely to participate in the kinds of gambling associated with higher risk. Problem gambling is over five times higher among those aged years than those aged 75 and over and young people also favour the kinds of gambling associated with higher risk. Single people are also more likely to be problem gamblers though this may be related to the typical age of gamblers at risk. Problem gambling prevalence varies by health behaviours Those at risk of problem gambling are also likely to smoke heavily and binge drink. Page 3 of 20

4 List of Figures Figure i. All Current Gambling premises by Business Type, Ealing Council Records, Figure ii. All Betting shop (Non-track) premises licensed since 2005, Open and Closed, Ealing Council Records, Figure iii. All Gaming Centre premises licensed since 2005, Open and Closed, Ealing Council Records, Figure iv. All Bingo premises licensed since 2005, Open and Closed, Ealing Council Records, Figure v. Number of black males aged 16 to 34, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census... 9 Figure vi. Number of Asian males aged 16 to 34, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Figure vii. Number of black and Asian males aged 16 to 34, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Figure viii. Number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance, Office for National Statistics, July Figure ix. Single men (Never married/ separated/ Divorced/ Widowed) aged 16 to 34 years, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Figure x. Number of County Court Judgements (CCJs), Office for National Statistics, Figure xi. Average value of County Court Judgements (CCJs), Office for National Statistics, Figure xii. Places where vulnerable people go Figure xiii. Hotspots of recorded crime in/outside of Gambling Premises, between 2010/11 and 2014/15, Metropolitan Police, Figure xiv. Number of recorded crimes in gambling hotspots between 2010/11 and 2014/15, Metropolitan Police, Figure xv. Distribution of types of recorded crime in/outside of Gambling Premises, between 2010/11 and 2014/15, Metropolitan Police, Figure xvi. Number of Crimes between 2010/11 and 2014/15 and Multiple Deprivation, Metropolitan Police and Department for Communities and Local Government, Page 4 of 20

5 Figure i. All Current Gambling premises by Business Type, Ealing Council Records, 2015 Legend Bingo Hall Adult Gaming Centre Betting Shop (non track) Page 5 of 20

6 Figure ii. All Betting shop (Non track) premises licensed since 2005, Open and Closed, Ealing Council Records, 2015 Legend Open Closed Page 6 of 20

7 Figure iii. All Gaming Centre premises licensed since 2005, Open and Closed, Ealing Council Records, 2015 Legend Open Closed Page 7 of 20

8 Figure iv. All Bingo premises licensed since 2005, Open and Closed, Ealing Council Records, 2015 Legend Open Closed Page 8 of 20

9 Figure v. Number of black males aged 16 to 34, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Page 9 of 20

10 Figure vi. Number of Asian males aged 16 to 34, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Page 10 of 20

11 Figure vii. Number of black and Asian males aged 16 to 34, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Page 11 of 20

12 Figure viii. Number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance, Office for National Statistics, July 2015 Page 12 of 20

13 Figure ix. Single men (Never married/ separated/ Divorced/ Widowed) aged 16 to 34 years, Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Page 13 of 20

14 Figure x. Number of County Court Judgements (CCJs), Office for National Statistics, 2005 Page 14 of 20

15 Figure xi. Average value of County Court Judgements (CCJs), Office for National Statistics, 2005 Page 15 of 20

16 Figure xii. Places where vulnerable people go Legend sheltered housing school mental health support clinic job centre substance misuse centre Page 16 of 20

17 Figure xiii. Hotspots of recorded crime in/outside of Gambling Premises, between 2010/11 and 2014/15, Metropolitan Police, 2015 Page 17 of 20

18 Figure xiv. Number of recorded crimes in gambling hotspots between 2010/11 and 2014/15, Metropolitan Police, 2015 Page 18 of 20

19 Figure xv. Distribution of types of recorded crime in/outside of Gambling Premises, between 2010/11 and 2014/15, Metropolitan Police, 2015 Page 19 of 20

20 Figure xvi. Number of Crimes between 2010/11 and 2014/15 and Multiple Deprivation, Metropolitan Police and Department for Communities and Local Government, 2015 Page 20 of 20

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