The district of Tendring is one of the safest places to live in the UK.
Essex has one of the lowest crime rates in England. Home Office figures show that only four police forces, of the 40 in England, had a lower crime rate. Within the county, Tendring Police stands out as a beacon of success.
Although the figures are good the Tendring Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is still striving to combat crime. The partnership includes Tendring District Council, Essex Police, Essex County Council, Police and Crime Commissioner's Office, Essex Fire Authority, Essex Community Rehabilitation Company, North East Essex NHS and Community Voluntary Services Tendring and have identified the following four priorities to improve community safety:
An analysis review of overall recorded crime together with an evaluation of responses from public engagement identifies the key priorities for the Tendring Community Safety Partnership should be the following:
Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour and Acquisitive Crime
Identifying and supporting repeat and vulnerable victims. Identify hotspot locations and / or increases in crime trends. Anti-Social Behaviour affects families and communities and by addressing these activities we can help improve the quality of life in the community. Improve perceptions and facilitate local problem solving to address issues.
Protecting Vulnerable People from Hidden Harms
Identifying and supporting repeat and vulnerable victims, educating both young and older people and encouraging proactive reporting of Hate Crime and Domestic Abuse. Implement/facilitate steps to protect identified victims.
There will also be a clear emphasis on gangs and youth violence, drug dealing and drug trafficking, Child Sexual Exploitation, Preventing Violent Extremism, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and substance misuse (these are often termed ’Hidden Harms‘). The CSP will aim to increase the understanding and awareness of the hidden harms our communities face, and encourage those who are suffering to come forward and seek help from the Partnership.
Current risks within Tendring do not come from the more traditional crimes, but from Hidden Harms as described above
Reducing Violence and Knife Crime
Identifying hotspot locations, and / or increases in crime trends. Work with partner agencies to raise awareness of Knife Crime across the district. The fear of crime, whether real or perceived, can also have a very serious impact upon people and communities and Violence with Injury and Possession of Weapons were the top two crime types that scored the highest in terms of risk for the District.