Partnerships were introduced in England and Wales to collectively prevent and reduce crime, concern about crime and anti-social behaviour. The statutory partners include the local authority, police, probation, fire service and health services, working with residents and local businesses. The partners are committed to delivering against a number of key objectives set out in the Community Safety Strategy 2013-17 (PDF, 3MB).
Rebuild and improve public confidence in policing and maintaining community safety
Prevent and minimise gang-related activity and victimisation
Break the cycle of domestic and gender-based abuse by working in partnership to promote healthy and safe relationships
Reduce re-offending with a focus on 16-24 year olds
Prevent and reduce acquisitive crime and anti-social behaviour (to include residential burglary, personal robbery, vehicle crime, fraud and theft)