Sussex Police performance against the priorities, objectives and measures set out in the Police & Crime Plan are summarised below and are accurate as at 30 September 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 - September 2016)

Current performance (April - September 2017)

% Difference
Domestic abuse crimes 6,102 7,312 +20%
Serious sexual offences 1,298 1,614 +24%
Anti-social behaviour crimes 12,766 13,882 +9%
Hate crimes 1,181 1,244 +5%
Fraud & forgery 208 293 +41%


2. Work with communities and partners to keep Sussex safe


Encourage and support local communities to prevent crime and disorder.

April - September 2017    

Number of projects

Total amount of funding (£)

Safer in Sussex community projects 14   £49,901

Work with partners to reduce offending and reoffending.

April - September 2017

Total number of victims provided with information

Total number of offenders provided with information

Referrals submitted


Restorative Justice 13,421 1,417 238 112


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 (April - June 2017)

Percentage with positive outcome - Average taken across victim services in Sussex (July - September 2017)
Reducing risks 42% 35%
Feeling safe 73% 60%
Hope for the future 44% 44%
Receiving effective services 89% 93%


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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