Sussex performance against the priorities, objectives and measures set out in the Police & Crime Plan are summarised below and are accurate as at 31 December 2017 (unless otherwise stated). Performance data will be updated as soon as is practicable every quarter.
1. Strengthen local policing
Increase the reporting of "hidden" and under-reported crimes.
Previous performance (April - December 2016)
Current performance (April - December 2017)
|Domestic abuse crimes||9,083||11,051||+22%|
|Serious sexual offences||1,947||2,450||+26%|
|Anti-social behaviour crimes||18,911||20,491||+8%|
|Fraud & forgery||367||408||+11%|
2. Work with communities and partners to keep Sussex safe
Encourage and support local communities to prevent crime and disorder.
|April - December 2017||
Number of projects
Total amount of funding (£)
|Safer in Sussex community projects||30||£118,011|
Work with partners to reduce offending and reoffending.
|April - September 2017||
Total number of victims provided with information
Total number of offenders provided with information
3. Protect our vulnerable and help victims cope and recover from crime and abuse
Enhance our understanding and meet the needs of victims in Sussex.
Percentage with positive outcome - Average taken across victim services in Sussex (October - December 2017)
|Hope for the future||68%|
|Receiving effective services||81%|
4. Improving access to justice for victims and witnesses
Maximise the use of technology to improve access to justice for all.
Installation of a victim suite in West Sussex has also been completed allowing vulnerable victims and witnesses to give evidence in a safe, comforting environment, helping to improve their confidence.
In September 2017 the Home Office announced that £11m had been granted to the Video Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative led by the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner.
Our London and South East (LASE) Video VEJ Programme is a joint effort across criminal justice partners in London, Sussex, Surrey and Kent to roll-out video technology to a wider range of participants within the Criminal Justice System (CJS). The project will create a regional model to accelerate criminal justice reform and inform a national model that delivers the Government’s approach to fairer, faster justice.