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Community safety

The Safe Durham Partnership is required by statute to develop an annual Strategic Assessment.  Its purpose is to enable the Safe Durham Partnership Board to:

  • Identify its strategic objectives for the forthcoming year.
  • Highlight performance, progress and achievements against the commitments made in the Partnership Plan.
  • Identify key crime and disorder risks and threats to the community.

The Strategic Assessment forms part of the INA and is the evidence base for the development of the Safe Durham Partnership Plan which sets out the strategic objectives and demonstrates how responsible authorities, and others, will work together to reduce crime and disorder in the area.

The following factsheets are the first in a series being developed that provide background information that is used to develop the assessment and inform the Safe Durham Partnership Plan: