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, Fire and Crime Commissioner's Office, Essex Community Rehabilitation Company, North East Essex NHS and Community Voluntary Services Tendring.
Tendring CSP has identified the following four priorities to improve community safety:
Tackling and Enforcement of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) issues
- Identifying and supporting repeat and vulnerable victims.
- Identify hotspot locations and / or increases in ASB 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.
To reduce harm to and safeguard vulnerable victims (including children) from:
- Domestic abuse, sexual offences including rape, Child Sexual Exploitation, gang-related violence, hate crime, cyber bullying and grooming, serious organised crime (including modern day slavery and human trafficking) and violent extremism.
- With a specific emphasis on tackling the root causes of domestic abuse and reporting of hate crime.
Reducing violence and knife crime
- Identifying hotspot locations, and 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.
- With a specific emphasis on County Lines, violence with injury and drug and alcohol-related violence.
Reduce youth offending and re-offending of adults and young people
- Reduce youth offending and reoffending of adults and young people, thereby reducing instances of residential (dwelling) burglary, most serious violence, personal robbery and drug offences.
- Reoffending affects families and communities and by reducing it we can help increase community cohesion and improve their quality of life. The fear of crime, whether real or perceived, can also have a very serious impact upon people and communities. Reducing reoffending can help build safer communities and increase public confidence in the criminal justice system.