New plan unveiled to tackle crime and drugs in Nottingham

The Nottingham partners unveiled their new four-year plan to tackle issues such as crime, SBAs, drug addiction and recidivism.

The Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership (CDP) has set out its new plan to tackle the issues that matter most to Nottingham residents. With a focus on areas such as:

  • Anti-social behavior
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Hate crime
  • Offense with activated weapon
  • Modern slavery and exploitation
  • Domestic and sexual violence and abuse

The CDP is a multi-agency crime and substance abuse organization in Nottingham. They are made up of a number of agencies including Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Society, Public Health , the City of Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group and the NHS and City of Nottingham Homes.

This new plan for 2021-2024 builds on the work and support already done by the partnership and sets out its vision for the future and outlines how they will continue to work together to solve problems, with goals to:

  • Reduce crime
  • Reduce repeat victimization of hate crimes by 10%
  • Reduce antisocial behavior by 25%
  • Maintain the performance of successful drug addiction treatment completions

The partnership is already doing a lot of work to tackle these issues, which includes commissioning and providing funding for high-quality specialist services, with a particular focus on substance abuse, domestic and sexual violence and those who are at risk of gang involvement and / or exploitation. and youth violence. They also work with community groups and agencies in local neighborhoods that are affected by crime and the partnership plan is to continue to commission effective services in the future.

Over the next year, there will also be specialist support and a focus on the risks that may arise from the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19, health and racial inequalities, vulnerable adults, criminal exploitation of children. and serious and organized crime.

Lord Vernon Coaker, Chairman of the Nottingham Crime & Drugs Partnership Board, said: “I think we have created a plan that not only reflects the issues we face as a city, but firmly defines how we plan. to resolve them for the residents of Nottingham. . We know that last year COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges and Nottingham has been deeply affected.

“The closure of large parts of the city center and the nightlife economy and the lifestyle changes brought on by foreclosure restrictions and working from home have resulted in significant reductions in the volume of crime. Nonetheless, other issues came to the fore during this period, including domestic abuse and violence, hate crimes and especially anti-social behavior in local neighborhoods. These changes have brought many new challenges for partners across the city and we are more determined than ever to address these challenges and deliver positive results for the people of Nottingham.

Neghat Khan, Nottingham City Council’s Neighborhood, Safety and Inclusion Portfolio Holder, said: “We are extremely proud that people from different backgrounds get along so well in Nottingham. We see first-hand the importance of our neighborhoods, their cultural identities and the people who live and work there.

“The priorities of the partnership remain the main issues of crime and anti-social behavior facing the city. However, the past year has brought clear evidence of the impact of prejudice and inequality and we must recognize that racism and hate crimes are still part of our society and that there is more to be done to tackle it. to these problems in Nottingham. Likewise, domestic violence remains a priority for the partnership.

“It is clear that challenges remain across the city and by addressing the issues locally and addressing the root causes with partners, we can bring real change to the city and its people.”

Superintendent Mat Healey, Area Commander for Nottingham, said: “This plan is a commitment to the people of Nottingham and is a great example of the continued work of the police and their partners to make Nottingham safe.

“We are truly delighted with our successes over the past few years in bringing down crime in the city and the latest statistics released by the Office for National Statistics in May showed that all crime has fallen by 17% over the past year. calendar year 2020.

“We intend this to continue as part of the work of the Partnership Against Crime and Drugs and we look forward to putting this plan into action.”

Nick Murphy, Managing Director of Nottingham City Homes, said: “In order to ensure that we tackle the community safety issues that have the greatest impact on the city and its residents, we need to work together. We have listened to what residents are most concerned about, the partnership has looked at the data, and the Respect for Nottingham Survey helps us focus on the issues we as a group need to solve. This five-year plan will make Nottingham a better place for everyone.

You can read the whole Nottingham Partnership Against Crime and Drugs Plan here.

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