Sussex performance against the priorities, objectives and measures set out in the Police & Crime Plan are summarised below and are accurate as at 31 December 2017 (unless otherwise stated). Performance data will be updated as soon as is practicable every quarter.


1. Strengthen local policing


Increase the reporting of "hidden" and under-reported crimes.

Crime type

Previous performance (April - December 2016)

Current performance (April - December 2017)

% Difference
Domestic abuse crimes 9,083 11,051 +22%
Serious sexual offences 1,947 2,450 +26%
Anti-social behaviour crimes 18,911 20,491 +8%
Hate crimes 1,587 1,691 +7%
Fraud & forgery 367 408 +11%


2. Work with communities and partners to keep Sussex safe


Encourage and support local communities to prevent crime and disorder.

April - December 2017    

Number of projects

Total amount of funding (£)

Safer in Sussex community projects 30  £118,011

Work with partners to reduce offending and reoffending.

April - December 2017

Total number of victims provided with information

Total number of offenders provided with information

Referrals submitted


Restorative Justice 19,838 2,267 336 165


3. Protect our vulnerable and help victims cope and recover from crime and abuse 


Enhance our understanding and meet the needs of victims in Sussex.

Outcome theme

Percentage with positive outcome - Average taken across victim services in Sussex (October - December 2017)

Reducing risks 69%
Feeling safe 73%
Hope for the future 68%
Receiving effective services 81%


4. Improving access to justice for victims and witnesses


Maximise the use of technology to improve access to justice for all.

Installation of a victim suite in West Sussex has also been completed allowing vulnerable victims and witnesses to give evidence in a safe, comforting environment, helping to improve their confidence.

In September 2017 the Home Office announced that £11m had been granted to the Video Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative led by the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner.

Our London and South East (LASE) Video VEJ Programme is a joint effort across criminal justice partners in London, Sussex, Surrey and Kent to roll-out video technology to a wider range of participants within the Criminal Justice System (CJS). The project will create a regional model to accelerate criminal justice reform and inform a national model that delivers the Government’s approach to fairer, faster justice.

Compare Your Area

Compare Your Area

A new feature from the Home Office which has been made available on the crime mapping site
Performance & Accountability Meetings (PAMs)

Performance & Accountability Meetings (PAMs)

The Commissioner's monthly meeting with the Chief Constable.
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