Community Safety

The East Sussex Safer Communities Partnership is working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in East Sussex. For the last few years we have seen a continuous reduction in total crime in the county. There are however significant differences in crime levels across the area. We need to target specific issues such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse and other factors that turn people to criminal and anti-social behaviour. We also need to increase the public’s confidence in the work we do and improve their perceptions of crime.

Our priority is to build safe communities through specific programmes of work, particularly in high crime areas.

Our key tasks are to:

  • Reduce crime and re-offending, particularly in crime hotspots and high crime areas.
  • Increase community reassurance and reduce the fear of crime.
  • Reduce serious and violent crime, deliberate fire setting, domestic violence and hate crimes in particular, and ensure victims are supported.
  • Reduce the harm caused by drugs and alcohol misuse.
  • Build respect in communities, reduce anti-social behaviour and reduce bullying, wherever it occurs.
  • Protect children and young people from harm.
  • Improve communication, consultation and community engagement.
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour and improve perceptions.
  • Prevent youth crime.
  • Improve road safety.
  • Tackle emerging crime issues arising from the economic downturn.