The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires us to write a three year Community Safety Plan based on a Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment of partners’ data and information. Our current plan is for 2017-20 but is refreshed annually to ensure that the partnership is able to respond to emerging issues.

Introduction from Stuart Simpson, Chair of Safer York Partnership

We are pleased to introduce Safer York Partnership’s Community Safety Strategy 2017-20.  The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) brings together the local Council, North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Public Health, Probation and the Office of the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner.  Collectively, the agencies of the CSP work with one overriding objective – to make York a safe place to live, work and visit.

Safer York Partnership published its first Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy in 2000.  Since then, we have achieved significant reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour.  We are proud of these achievements and are committed to preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, protecting people and bringing offenders to justice.  However, we know that more needs to be done.

Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour is an important element in improving the lives of York residents.  We will achieve this through partnership working, particularly through early intervention and prevention and challenging and changing behaviour.

We are keen to work with local people to make York safe.  If you would like a copy of the latest Community Safety Strategy, please email us at and we will send you a copy.