Current CSP Strategy
Winchester Community Safety Partnership (CSP) aims to reduce some of the main causal factors that increase risks related to crime & disorder. We will strengthen our existing arrangements and develop opportunities for greater collaboration, support local crime reduction initiatives and take a proactive stance against those who pose a threat to the feelings of safety and sense of community in our rural and urban areas across the district.
There are six statutory partners responsible for leading the delivery of priority actions within the Winchester Community Safety Partnership, all have a duty (Crime & Disorder Act 1998) to ensure there are joint working arrangements in place to reduce crime & disorder across the district.
- Winchester City Council
- Hampshire Constabulary
- Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service
- Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group
- Hampshire County Council
- National Probation Service, South Central
Working in partnership with other organisations is key to the delivery of the Partnership’s Strategy. The CSP aims to work across the district with both the voluntary sector and statutory partners to deliver on its objectives.
The following information relates to the Formal Action Taken (FAT) by Hampshire Constabulary in relation to reported crime for four crime types: domestic abuse, drug offences, public order and violence against the person (with injury) offences, for the second quarter of the year.
Data collected in the reporting period Quarter 2 (1st July – 30th September 2022) has been compared with the previous Quarter 1 (1st April – 30th June 2022) and the following trends were identified:
- FAT outcomes resulting from domestic abuse reports showed a 13.73% decrease between Q1 and Q2 (from 10.2% to 8.8%)
- Q2 saw a 22.58% decrease in FAT outcomes related to drug offences from 95.2% in Q1 to 73.7% (possessions) in Q2
- FAT outcomes related to public order showed a 30.69% decrease in Q2 compared with Q1 (from 41.7% to 28.9%)
- Q2 saw a 19.09% decrease in FAT outcomes in relation to Violence Against the Person (With injury) from 19.9% in Q1 to 16.1% in Q2
Overall there has been a 12.94% increase in reported crime, 2749 incidents across the district in Q2 compared to 2434 incidents in Q1 of 2022/23.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire Funding Update - April 2021/22
All Home Office Grant Funding is passported to Police & Crime Commissioner for dissemination, with input from Community Safety Partnerships. For April 2021/22 Hampshire & Isle of Wight Police & Crime Commissioner supported both Hampshire wide and Winchester specific projects. The following funding applications received a share of a total sum of £1,171,373. Winchester Specific Projects amounted to £24,300 for detached (street based) targeted youth work in the Southern Parishes of Winchester and targeted outreach youth work in the City area. Shared funding included (Winchester receives a percentage of this service):
- Stalking Advocate Interventions Programme
- Delivery of a Domestic Violence and Abuse car in rural areas proving support to victims
- Delivery of a Violence Crime Awareness Course in prison
- Continuation funding for young people’s, children’s and family Independent Sexual Violent Advisors
- Specialist support for victims of domestic abuse living in rural areas
- Specialist substance misuse practitioner to provide targeted support to those young people involved in county lines, missing, exploited or trafficked.
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Harmful Cultural Practices (HCP) Community Development
- Adolescent to Parent Violence (APV) Project
- Reducing Sexual Harm Circles Project – providing enhanced perpetrator support services to those at risk of abusing others and convicted offenders.
- West Hampshire Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Support project providing support for young people and those professionals supporting young people.
- Brake’s Hampshire Police Area Road Victim Service (HRVS)
- Mentoring and life skills courses for offenders.
- Hate crime business partnership co—ordinator to build links with public facing employers and raising awareness of hate crime and proving support to employees who have been victims.