3. Priorities 2017-18
The Community Safety Partnership (CSP), will work together to make both East and Mid Devon safe places in which to live, work and visit.
The CSP uses analytical data gathered within the Devon Strategic Assessment and the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula Crime and Disorder Strategic Assessment to help identify key trends and hotspots of crime and disorder. It was acknowledged within both reports that crime in general is falling year on year but there are different types of crime coming to the fore such as cyber-crime and fraud, and others where recent media exposure has increased public confidence to report, such as domestic and sexual crimes.
In addition to the above analytical reports the CSP has taken into account feedback from members of the public via various forms of consultation such as the Annual Conference and Local Action Group meetings.
As a result of assessment and consultation our priorities for the 12 months will be as follows:
- Domestic, family and sexual abuse
- Alcohol and substance misuse
- Anti-social behaviour
- On-line safety & scams
- Child sexual exploitation
- Modern day slavery
- Crime prevention, including rural crime and Prevent (anti-extremism and radicalisation)
The CSP will be looking to provide initiatives, interventions, training, and safety messages in order to raise public and professional awareness and thereby the prevention of crimes relating to these priority areas.
The Local Action Groups (LAGs) and the thematic groups will tailor their own action plans to localised activities in these key areas.
All communities across East and Mid Devon will continue to receive a high standard of support from agencies within the CSP, and will be encouraged to contribute in order to achieve these objectives.