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Priority six

Reducing Violent Crime and Sexual Offences

Why this is a priority

Violence against the person and sexual offences are two key crime areas that have seen increases in the past 12 months. The increases in Violent Crime are thought to reflect changes in recording practices as it is a rise seen nationally and our rate of offences remains low in comparison with similar CSP areas.

An increase of 71% in sexual offences is believed to reflect increased confidence in reporting historic offences and is not representative of the actual number of Sexual Offences that have occurred in 2015. This is a new priority area for the partnership so that focus can be given to understanding the issues further and, where possible, tackling the associated increases.


Further information

Abuse or neglect Get help for someone being abused or neglected

Domestic Homicide Reviews. The Home Office guidance states that "Publication of Overview Reports and the Executive Summary will take place following agreement from the Quality Assurance Group at the Home Office and should be published on the local CSP (Community Safety Partnership) web page."

For more information about Domestic Homicide Reviews go to Conducting domestic homicide reviews

The Overview Reports and Executive Summaries can be downloaded below.

Adult Z Executive Summary (redacted)

Modern slavery involves the movement or recruitment of individuals using threats, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation including sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, domestic servitude or criminal activities. There is no typical victim of slavery – they can be men, women and children of all ages but it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups. Find out what to look for and how to report it.

Victims of crime - There are organisations that victims of crime can contact for free advice, practical information or emotional support.

Working with communities – How the Safer Rotherham Partnership works together with community groups and organisations to achieve our priorities.