National Crime and Policing Measures

The Home Secretary has developed some national crime and policing measures to support the strategic priority for ‘a relentless focus on cutting crime’. The six priority areas identified are as follows:

  • Reduce murder and other homicides.
  • Reduce serious violence.
  • Disrupt drugs supply and county lines.
  • Reduce neighbourhood crime.
  • Tackle cyber crime.
  • Improve satisfaction among victims – with a focus on victims of domestic abuse.

The Commissioner will hold the Chief Constable to account for the delivery against each of these national crime and policing measures and the three public priorities set out within the Sussex Police & Crime Plan 2021/24, as follows:

  • Public Priority 1 – Strengthen local policing, tackle crime & prevent harm.
  • Public Priority 2 – Relentless disruption of serious and organised crime.
  • Public Priority 3 – Support victims and safeguard the vulnerable.

Evidence will be gathered from a broad range of police, partner and public information data sources to determine how effectively each of these crime and policing measures is being delivered locally.

Mrs Bourne will use her publicly webcast monthly Performance & Accountability Meetings to hold the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of these measures in Sussex.

Further information about the national metrics, data sources and progress made in this area will be made available through this page in due course.