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Preventing & Reducing Crime


A bike marking event in Warwick.

We are fortunate to live in a safe part of the world, but I want to build on that and make people feel even safer. It is important that the police work with partners and the community to put in place measures which will reduce incident numbers and, ultimately, help people to protect themselves from crime and prevent it from happening wherever possible.

I have made funding available for a wide range of initiatives which are designed to prevent and reduce crime, as well as providing leadership to tackle other issues of concern to local communities.

Crime and anti-social behaviour incidents can have a significant impact on people’s lives. Tackling and preventing the underlying issues will in the long term reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and in turn reduce the number of victims and offenders we have in the county. The Criminal Justice System needs to have a clear emphasis on reducing crime, and I will ensure that agencies focus on the areas of preventing offending and reoffending alongside reducing harm and risk to the public.

— Warwickshire PCC Philip Seccombe

My approach will be to:-

  • Work with key strategic partnerships to provide a proportionate response to prevent, solve and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Continue to support police and partnership initiatives and operations through the ‘Rural Matters’ campaign, to ensure criminals do not see our rural communities as soft spots for crime.
  • Work with partners to understand, identify and respond appropriately to crimes in rural areas, including improving the police response to theft of agricultural machinery.
  • Campaign for a fairer funding deal for rural police forces through continued membership of the National Rural Crime Network.
  • Work with businesses and partners through the ‘Business Matters’ campaign to ensure business crime is addressed effectively.
  • Empower the communities of Warwickshire to be safe and secure in a digital age.
  • Continue to support partners to address drug and alcohol misuse, with a particular focus on early intervention and sustaining recovery.
  • Work with partners to ensure there is a coherent and whole-system approach to offender management across Warwickshire, with a focus on intensive support and supervision to prevent re-offending.
  • Continue to support partners to address drug and alcohol misuse, with a particular focus on early intervention and sustaining recovery.
  • Contribute and have oversight of Out of Court disposals.
  • Support the reducing re-offending partnership action plan.
  • Work with partners to support young people, intervene early and prevent them from causing or suffering from crime and anti-social behaviour.

As a result of this plan I aim to:-

  • Work with Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) to implement projects to address local crime trends.
  • Increase public confidence to report crime in rural areas and improve the satisfaction of victims when they do so.
  • Ensure Warwickshire’s voice is part of the national debate on rural crime and police funding.
  • Empower the public and businesses to take crime prevention steps to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.
  • Increase public awareness of how to report cyber crime and where they can get good advice on how to protect themselves from internet-related crime.
  • Have a coherent and integrated whole-system approach to offender management across Warwickshire, which brings about a reduction in re-offending.
  • Reduce the harm caused by drugs and alcohol.
  • Reduce the likelihood of the inappropriate use of Out of Court disposals.
  • Reduce re-offending.
  • Have greater youth engagement and programmes to educate and divert young people from crime.
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