Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Safer Stockton Partnership

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The Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) is a thematic arm of Stockton Renaissance which deals with crime, anti social behaviour and substance misuse related crime and anti-social behaviour. The partnership is made up of the following members:

  • Catalyst
  • Cleveland Fire Authority
  • Cleveland Police
  • Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Drugs and Alcohol Action Team
  • Community Rehabilitation Company (formerly probation)
  • H M Prison Holme House
  • Safe in Tees Valley
  • Stockton Adult Protection Committee
  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Public Health
  • Stockton Youth Offending Service
  • Thirteen (formerly Tristar Homes Ltd)
  • University of Durham Queen’s Campus
  • The Vela Group
  • Victim Support


Aims and Objectives 

Our aims as a partnership are to improve the safety of the community in the Borough of Stockton on Tees by:

  • reducing crime in the Borough
  • reducing disorder and anti-social behaviour in the Borough
  • reducing fear of crime in the Borough
  • reducing fear of disorder and anti-social behaviour in the Borough
  • addressing poor parental responsibility
  • reducing threats and verbal abuse
  • tackling street drinking

The strategic plan for SSP is produced every three years and is known as the Community Safety Plan. We completed our Crime and Disorder consultation, which ran from August to October 2013. During this consultation we received 5,488 responses. This is an increase of 9.7% on the 5,000 target and 5.1% on 2010 audit (5,222 responses). The results of the analysis of the consultation were used to develop the Community Safety Plan 2014-2017.


Key Priorities

The current key priorities are:

  1. Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
  2. Alcohol related crime and ASB
  3. Violent crime
  4. Drug related offending
  5. Criminal damage
  6. Domestic violence

All crime and anti-social behaviour is important to us but we will focus our efforts on the top six concerns chosen by residents and in the areas where crime and anti social behaviour (ASB) is significantly higher than the borough average.

We also asked residents which types of anti social behaviour should be prioritised within the ASB category and residents identified the following:

  • Vandalism
  • Poor parental responsibility
  • Threats and verbal abuse
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Littering / dumping rubbish
  • Dog fouling


Crime in Your Area

The Safer Stockton Partnership works hard to tackle crime throughout the Stockton Borough. As a result, it is the safest place to live in the Tees Valley according to publicly reported crime for the end of March 2015. Alongside this, over the last 5 years there has been a reduction of 4.1% in crime, meaning there has been 495 fewer crimes in the Borough.

As a result of excellent partnership working, crime has also reduced in many wards in the borough including Stainsby Hill and Billingham Central which cover two of the busy town centre areas. However there are challenges within Stockton Town Centre and Yarm with a rise in offending in both. Stockton Town Centre remains a key priority for local policing and Stockton Council’s Community Safety Team. Policing resources have also increased in both of these areas in order to tackle issues linked to the night-time economy and to tackle offences of theft and anti-social behaviour.

The partnership remains committed to reducing crime and disorder in the borough. 

To read more about crime figures in your area visit


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