Strategic assessments and partnership plans

An assessment of the evidence base has been undertaken by the Community Safety Partnership Analysts. This assessment highlights some of the key issues and risks across Lancashire which affect the local communities. They require multi-agency engagement to improve safeguarding, reduce vulnerability, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and improve the well-being of our residents.

The key risks and threats impacting across the county include:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Violence
  • Exploitation – criminal and sexual
  • Serious Organised Crime
  • Road safety
  • Anti-social behaviour

Health and well-being issues have become more and more apparent as factors relating to community safety (crime and disorder) – this is supported by wider research.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout 2020/21 cannot be underestimated, especially when looking at the behaviours of people within the communities. There have been many of the residents and local communities that have ‘pulled together’, whilst a minority have failed to adhere to national guidance and local measures put in place for their own safety. Recorded crime reduced throughout 2020/21, whilst the overall number of reported incidents to services remained similar to previous years. Further research will be undertaken to assess the impact throughout Lancashire.

Key findings from the strategic assessment and local profiles are available to download below:

Strategic assessments 2022-25

The Community Safety Agreement 2022-2025 (PDF 663) and Plan on a Page sets out how we will work together to address the community safety priorities for the Lancashire-12 area. This is based on the 2022 - 2025 strategic assessment.

The Police and Crime plan sets out the strategic direction and priorities for the Police and Crime Commissioner. Each local district and unitary authority in Lancashire also produce plans to show how they are dealing with crime and disorder in their locality, based on the strategic assessment.

The Pan Lancashire Hate Crime Strategy 2022 2025 sets the tone and direction for a range of public bodies and organisations across Lancashire to collectively address hate crime in all its forms, by educating, promoting, and implementing hate crime legislation through a cohesive partnership approach. It is governed by the Strategic Hate Crime Group representatives and endorsed by all the local authorities in Lancashire including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool, along with Key Stakeholders such as CPS, Lancashire Victim Services and the Football Association.


Page updated January 2022