The Partnership Plan 2014/15
The Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership (CDP) is a multi-agency organisation responsible for tackling and addressing crime and substance misuse in Nottingham. We are made up of a number of statutory and non-statutory agencies including the Police, the City Council, the Fire and Rescue Service, the Probation Service, Public Health and the Clinical Commissioning Group, Health providers, the Drug and Alcohol Action Team, the City’s two universities, Nottingham City Homes, the Business Community and voluntary sector organisations such as Victim Support and Neighbourhood Watch.
We are a statutory partnership under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, which requires all key agencies in Nottingham to work together in the prevention of crime. These partnerships are known nationally as Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) and they were established on the understanding that the causes of crime are complex and that no single agency holds the key to reducing crime and its impact on society. Thus, crime reduction and prevention is not the sole responsibility of the police and the key to tackling crime is through multi-agency working that addresses not only enforcement but prevention as well.
Crime and drug related offending in Nottingham has dropped significantly over recent years. Since 2002 crime in the city has reduced by over 56% (representing over 39,000 less crimes) and the gap between Nottingham’s crime rate and that of the average amongst other similar cities has reduced by 84%. Furthermore, the number of offenders testing positive for heroin/ cocaine under ‘test on arrest’ has reduced by almost half[i]. These significant achievements are the result of strong partnership working between all the partners in the CDP. We want to build on this success and make Nottingham even safer and help more people live productive and healthy lives free from the harms of drugs and alcohol misuse. This plan sets out our strategic vision for the future and outlines how we, as a collective group of partners, will continue to work together in order to achieve our objectives.
[i] The number of people testing positive for ‘trigger offences’ (mainly made up of acquisitive crimes like theft and burglary) reduced from 44% in 2007/08 to 23% (last 12 months ending Dec 2012).
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