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The Safe City Partnership is a statutory partnership that brings together organisations and commissioners with responsibility for keeping people safe. It is responsible for the delivery of the Safe City Strategy which is refreshed yearly using evidence from the Safe City Strategic Assessment.

Some of the Partnerships success in 2017

  • Theft of a motor vehicle has reduced by 26%, from 599 in 2015/16 to 444 in 2016/17
  • Around 8% (1726) of offences were identified as involving a vulnerable victim in 2016/17, this is a large decrease on the 28.5% (4,600) recorded in 2015/16
  • Threats to kill have reduced by 11%, from 130 in 2015/16 to 116 in 2016/17
  • The numbers of vulnerable people going missing regularly have been reduced significantly though successful partnership working
  • There has been a reduction in both the number of road collisions and the number of road casualties. The annual number of collisions fell from 594 in 2015 to 532 in 2016 and the annual number of casualties fell from 681 in 2015 to 650 in 2016
  • In 2016/17 First Time Entrants (FTE) to the Youth Justice System fell for the fourth year running; the number of reoffenders also reduced from 342 in 2013/14


  • Superintendent Alison Heydari, Hampshire Constabulary (Chair)
  • Sandra Jerrim - Senior Commissioning Manager, Southampton City Council (Vice Chair)
  • Philip Lamb - Chief Inspector, Hampshire Constabulary
  • Barbara Swyer - Head of Operations, Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Emma Lewis - Director of Intelligence, Insight and Communications, Southampton City Council
  • Hilary Brooks - Interim Director of Children and Families, Southampton City Council
  • Dr Jason Horsley - Director of Public Health, Southampton City Council and Portsmouth City Council
  • Jason Murphy - Service Manager 0-19, Southampton City Council
  • Jo Ash - Chief Executive, Southampton Voluntary Services
  • John Richards - Chief Executive Officer, Southampton Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Mitch Sanders - Service Director - Transactions & Universal Services, Southampton City Council
  • Sarah Beattie - Assistant Chief Officer, National Probation Service
  • Steve Smith - Housing Services Manager, Southampton City Council

Strategy documents

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