Tackling gangs and serious violence
“Our objective is to catch criminals and support early intervention to improve public safety.”
Working with partners we will:
- Bring violent offenders to justice through targeted police enforcement, working closely with neighbouring forces such as the Metropolitan Police.
- Deliver co-located responses to tackle drug, alcohol and substance misuse – getting more people away from dependency into treatment.
- Improve management of dangerous offenders in the community by closer collaboration with probation and criminal justice partners.
- Tackle perpetrators who groom individuals or groups, with a particular focus on victims who are targeted online.
Working through the Violence and Vulnerability Partnership we will:
• Deliver on the priority areas for the Essex Violence & Vulnerability Unit, including:
- supporting staff, including frontline workers, to respond to the needs of young and vulnerable people
- listening to and acting on what communities want
- building awareness of how gangs operate and exploit the vulnerable so that we can improve our response
- targeting areas experiencing high levels of gang activity
- preventing vulnerable people being pressurised into returning to gangs once they leave custody
Secure extra funding from government and use this on evidence-based initiatives that are proven to tackle gangs, county lines and exploitation in Essex.
So that we reduce the number of people killed, injured or exploited as a result of gangs and serious violence.
Performance Outcomes and Indicators
- Gangs and organised crime are disrupted and exploitation of vulnerable people is prevented.
- Number of homicides
- Number of Violence with Injury offences Harm (Crime Severity) Score v. Most Similar Group of Forces (MSG) for Violence with Injury, Rape, Other Sexual Offences and Robbery of Personal Property
- Number of Violence with Injury, Rape, and Other Sexual Offences solved
- Stop and search for weapons Knife-enabled crime