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Community Safety

Community safety is partnership action to make your community a safer place to live, work and visit.

101 - The police non-emergency number

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101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police in England and Wales - when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Anti-Social Behaviour

The Home Office defines anti-social behaviour as "any intimidating or threatening activity that scares a person or damages their quality of life".

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence/abuse isn't just about physical violence. It covers all forms of physical, sexual, psychological and financial abuse, ranging from controlling or threatening behaviour and minor assaults to serious injury and sometimes death.  It can be experienced by people of all ages and from all ethnic and class backgrounds.

Hate Crime

A hate crime is any criminal offence or incident that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based upon the victim’s disability, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origins, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity or 'difference', through their lifestyle or characteristics. This includes 'mate crime' where a vulnerable person is befriended by people who go on to exploit them.

Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Substance abuse or misuse is the continual misuse of any mind altering substance which severely interferes with an individual's physical and mental health, social situation and responsibilities.

Your area

The Police.UK website allows you to see street-level maps showing incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in your area as well as details of your local policing team and beat meetings.

Who can help?

There are various agencies who can assist.

  • Reporting a crime - information from DirectGov
  • Crimestoppers: If you have any information about any crime, but do not wish to be identified. Tel: 0800 555 111
  • Victim Support provide confidential support and information to victims of crime and to witnesses attending local courts. Tel: 0845 30 30 900

Your local councils

The Community Safety Team

The County Council is a responsible authority on the four Community Safety Partnerships in the county and team members contribute to tackling crime and disorder priorities both at strategic and operational levels. Team members also have thematic policy leads linking with appropriate departments and external agencies to ensure integrated approaches. The team also co-ordinates the meetings of the Safer Nottinghamshire Board.

There are many things we can all do to make our communities safer. A lot of crime is opportunistic, for example valuables left in view in a car or an open window on an empty house. Listed below are several sites offering practical advice on how to reduce and prevent crime. Following these simple steps can prevent crime and deter criminals from your local area. 

You can access the local national neighbourhood alert website www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk or local Neighbourhood Alert websites for more localised information.   

Access the national Neighbourhood Watch website to find out about Neighbourhood Watch schemes in your area and how you can get involved.

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