Crime levels in Ryedale are low, making it one of the safest districts in England and Wales.
Tackling the issue of criminals travelling into Ryedale to commit offences remains a key focus for us and our partnership working has ensured that crime and antisocial behaviour continues to fall within the district.
The last three years have seen many changes in the national policy environment around community safety. County level structures have changed in line with the reduced reporting requirements and most crucially for Safer Ryedale, its funding has reduced by half and will reduce further. The strength of the Safer Ryedale Partnership is in its ability to deliver an ‘on the ground’ service and is a good example of what can be achieved with limited funding.
Our key priorities
We will continue to work with our partner agencies to address your community safety priorities. Our actions are delivered through four delivery groups of Crime in the Community, Alcohol Harm Reduction, Domestic Abuse and Safer Roads.
This structure allows us to respond to emerging needs and trends using an intelligence-led approach. It helps us prioritise our joint resources.
When we set out our priorities and actions, we will always listen to our communities through direct engagement, face-to-face surveys, Community and Police Group forums, Neighbourhood Watch liaison and of course our district, town and parish councils.
North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership
The North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership takes the strategic lead for statutory responsibilities. Each district has a Local Delivery Team (LDT).
Each Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has a statutory responsibility to produce a partnership plan, which identifies how we will tackle the short, medium and long term priorities associated with crime and disorder in the District.
The plan ensures that we identify the correct priorities, which we do by getting feedback from our local communities, including surveys and public engagement activities.
Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA)
The Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA) is prepared by North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police and the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) who have a statutory responsibility to produce this document on an annual basis. It pulls together data and information from various partners. It shows levels and patterns of crime, disorder and substance misuse, changes in those levels and analysis of why those changes have occurred, including a review of the previous year’s performance. It also determines the priorities for the year ahead. It is an important partnership document, to ensure a commitment to working together effectively. Find out more about the Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment here.