Shropshire Council

Crime reduction, community safety and drug and alcohol strategy - draft priorities

  • Period: 08 February 2017 - 17 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Community and living
  • Type: Public

Every three years the Shropshire Community Safety Partnership is required to produce a strategy to help tackle crime and improve community safety.  This strategy is based upon an assessment of available crime data which assists in the identification of the key priorities for the Partnership.  The Partnership examines the types of crimes that have occurred and where, and identifies if these crimes have increased or decreased so that it can recognise emerging trends and prepare to manage them. Alongside this, the Partnership examines other social and economic data in order to see the bigger picture and to understand other factors that may have an impact upon crime and safety.

The partnership recognises that during the lifetime of this Strategy issues might change and different concerns could arise. The partnership will use the information it is given to ensure it maintains a good understanding of the issues which need to be addressed within Shropshire.

The 2017-2020 strategy aims to build upon the achievements gained by the last strategy (covering the years 2014-17).  We are aiming to maintain the key priorities of the last strategy and build upon them by developing a new set of priorities. These key priorities are:

  • Reduce offending and re-offending (for example, tackling alcohol and substance misuse, domestic abuse and arson)
  • Support vulnerable people (for example, tackling anti-social behaviour and hate crime)
  • Provide public reassurance and public engagement (for example, promoting crime prevention and increasing public confidence in the response to crime)

This is your opportunity to have your say in helping to shape the renewed community safety strategy.  We will be asking a number of groups and organisations across Shropshire for their views on this strategy and we would like to know what you think. Please read the draft priorities included in the strategy attached to this page and then click on the "Get involved" tab above to access a short online survey where you can let us know your thoughts.


A report was submitted to the CSP Board in April 2017. The report outlines the feedback we received following the public consultation. The report was noted by the CSP and the strategy was approved, and is now on this website. The changes described in the report were made to the strategy and to the associated action plan. For example, we've referred to the organised crime and vulnerability strategy, the OPCC strategy and their emphasis on supporting victims. We also made reference to economic regeneration and the priorities of other associated boards. The CSP Board is also now engaged in a process of setting baselines for the targets agreed so that objectives can, where possible, be converted into SMART actions.

Having read the draft priorities in the strategy, please click on the green button to access the short online feedback form.

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