Crime and disorder have fallen significantly within Gateshead over recent years, and the borough continues to be a safe place to live, work, study and visit.
The Community Safety Board is the local multi-agency partnership that has been established to tackle community safety issues within Gateshead. Along with other supporting partner agencies, some of the key organisations that make up the Community Safety Board include:
Additional members of the wider Safer Gateshead partnership include a range of public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations. By working together, the partners in Safer Gateshead can have a greater impact on reducing crime, disorder, drug abuse, alcohol-related problems and anti-social behaviour across the borough.
Safer Gateshead produces a Partnership Plan every year to let everybody know what our priorities are. The priorities are set following a rigorous intelligence-led assessment of key crime, disorder and substance misuse issues impacting upon the Borough – known as the Strategic Assessment – and involves consultation with local residents.
The latest plan is below.
Safer Gateshead has a statutory duty to address: