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Safe City Strategic AssessmentSafe City Partnership

The Southampton Safe City Partnership co-ordinates multi-agency action on community safety to improve lives and foster stronger communities by reducing crime, anti-social behaviour, alcohol misuse and supply, and the use and harm caused by drugs throughout the city. Partners include the five statutory authorities; Hampshire Constabulary, Southampton City Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Probation Services and Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). In addition, there are representatives from the Youth Offending Service (YOS), Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS) and the Integrated Commissioning Unit (ICU).

It is a legislative requirement for the Partnership to undertake a Strategic Assessment each year. This is a public document, which provides an overview of current and future crime, disorder and community safety issues affecting Southampton and makes recommendations to enable the Partnership to focus the Southampton Safe City Strategy and local delivery plans, ensuring they continue to meet the needs of the city. The Strategic Assessment includes the following:

  • An analysis of the levels of crime and disorder and substance misuse in the area
  • Changes in those levels and why these changes have occurred
  • Views of local people living and working in the area in relation to crime and disorder and substance misuse
  • Identification of gaps in knowledge which need to be addressed
  • Recommendations for matters which should be prioritised

The Southampton Safe City Partnership have agreed that a full assessment will be conducted in line with the need to refresh the Southampton Safe City Strategy; every 3-5 years. For the interim years, a lighter touch refresh assessment will be conducted which monitors key trends and themes identified in the full assessment, but does not go into as much depth or attempt to make additional recommendations. For this reason, refresh assessments should be read alongside the latest full assessment for a complete understanding of community safety issues in Southampton. The most recent publication is for 2018/19 and is a full assessment. The full reports, individual chapters (where applicable), summary slide sets and the data compendium that informed the assessments are available below, along with previous versions of the assessment.

Resources

2018/19 Southampton Safe City Strategic Assessment (full)

The Southampton Safe City Strategic Assessment provides an overview of current and future crime, disorder and community safety issues affecting Southampton and makes recommendations to enable the Partnership to focus the Safe City Strategy and local delivery plans. The 2018/19 Strategic Assessment will provide the evidence base to inform the new Safe City Strategy which will run from March 2020. The full report, summary slide set and the data compendiums that informed the assessment are available below to download. Individual chapters are also available to download for those wishing only to view particular topics.

Southampton Safe City Strategic Assessment 2018/19
Report
pdf | 19MB | 18.12.19
Safe City Strategic Assessment presentation 2018/19
Slide set
pptx | 6MB | 03.12.19
Community Safety Crime - 2018/19
Dataset
xlsx | 31MB | 04.12.19
Community Safety Offenders and Victims - 18/19
Dataset
xlsx | 47MB | 02.12.19
Community Safety Perceptions of Crime - 2018/19
Dataset
xlsx | 4MB | 04.12.19
1. Key messages
Report
pdf | 1MB | 02.12.19
2. Background
Report
pdf | 1MB | 02.12.19
3. Context
Report
pdf | 1MB | 02.12.19
4. Overview of crime
Report
pdf | 4MB | 02.12.19
4.7 Young people risk of youth offending
Report
pdf | 2MB | 02.12.19
5.0 Perceptions of crime
Report
pdf | 2MB | 02.12.19
6.1 Violence against the person
Report
pdf | 2MB | 02.12.19
6.2 DSA and Sexual Offences
Report
pdf | 2MB | 02.12.19
6.3 Alcohol and Drug Use
Report
pdf | 3MB | 02.12.19
6.4 Hate Crime
Report
pdf | 1MB | 02.12.19
6.5 Emerging themes
Report
pdf | 1MB | 02.12.19
6.6 Residential burglary
Report
pdf | 2MB | 02.12.19
6.7 Fire safety
Report
pdf | 1MB | 02.12.19
6.8 Road Safety
Report
pdf | 2MB | 02.12.19

Archived assessments

This section contains archived reports from previous Safe City Strategic Assessments. For the latest report and data on crime and community safety in the city, see the Safe City Strategic Assessment 2018/19 above. The Southampton Safe City Strategic Assessment provides an overview of current and future crime, disorder and community safety issues affecting Southampton and makes recommendations to enable the Partnership to focus the Safe City Strategy and local delivery plans.

Safe City Strategic Assessment 2017/18 (refresh)
Report
pdf | 1MB | 19.12.18
Safe City Strategic Assessment presentation 2017/18 (refresh)
Slide set
pptx | 2MB | 19.12.18
Safe City Strategic Assessment 2016/17 (Full)
Report
pdf | 15MB | 04.02.18
Safe City Strategic Assessment 2015/16 (full)
Report
pdf | 8MB | 06.12.16
Safe City Strategic Assessment 2014/15 (full)
Report
pdf | 7MB | 30.11.15

Last updated: 19 December 2019