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National Priorities for Policing

In 2021, the Home Secretary announced the new national Crime and Policing Measures, which set out the Government’s key national priorities on crime. These measures fall under the following headings: reduce murder and other homicide; reduce serious violence; disrupt drugs supply and county lines; reduce neighbourhood crime; tackle cyber-crime; and improve satisfaction among victims – with a particular focus on victims of domestic abuse.

The Government have stated that the intention of these measures is to complement existing local priorities, as set out in PCCs’ Police and Crime Plans.

Dorset’s Police and Crime Plan 2021-29 takes account of these measures throughout the Plan’s six priorities and accompanying themes:

Priority 1: Cut Crime and ASB

  • Crime and ASB
  • Burglary
  • Fraud & Cyber-Crime
  • Road Safety
  • Support for Young People
  • Pet Theft

Priority 2: Make Policing More Visible and Connected

  • Uplift and Visibility
  • Engagement and Connectivity
  • Customer Service

Priority 3: Fight Violent Crime and High Harm

  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Violence Reduction
  • Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Domestic Abuse and Stalking
  • Child Abuse
  • Modern Slavery

Priority 4: Fight Rural Crime

  • Rural Resources
  • Country Watch
  • Fly-tipping
  • Wildlife Crime

Priority 5: Put Victims and Communities First

  • Victims and Communities First
  • The Criminal Justice System and Restorative Justice
  • Vulnerability
  • Hate Crime
  • Business and Retail Crime

Priority 6: Make Every Penny Count

  • Funding
  • Efficiency
  • Evidence Based Policing
  • Philosophy and Co-operation

Dorset Police and the Dorset Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner monitor progress against the national Crime and Policing Measures throughout established governance processes. The latest assessment of the current performance can be found here

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