County Durham remains one of the safest places to live, work and visit in the country, and partners are committed to ensuring that local people feel safe and are safe: communities with low crime rates are more cohesive and resilient.
Assets available within our communities may be 'place-based' and relate to our sense of belonging within a community, our cultural heritage, and the environment we live in. These can support people and may include, for example, our civic pride and whether or not we live in areas that are safe and free from fear of crime.
Resilient and cohesive communities are more likely to engage with services and report crime and anti-social behaviour. In order to achieve this there are a range of tools and powers available to partner organisations to tackle anti-social behaviour. Home safety referrals will ensure that vulnerable victims feel safer in their homes.