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The National Community Safety Plan 2006-09

Crime in general and violent crime in particular are falling. So is the fear of crime. But they all remain too high. If communities are to be made still safer, everyone – from the heart of national government, through regional and local partners, right through to neighbourhoods and the people who live in them – must play their part. The National Community Safety Plan (NCSP) was published in November 2005 to help achieve this.

The NCSP has been well received by key partners and stakeholders who have valued the clarity the Plan has brought to the community safety agenda. To build on this, an Update to the NCSP was issued in November 2006.

The National Community Safety Plan 2008-11 was published in December 2007 and supersedes this documentation.

Title: The National Community Safety Plan 2006-09
Author: Home Office
Number of pages: 40 (summary=4 pages, update=40 pages)
Date published: November 2005
Availability: Download full report PDF 834Kb, Download summary PDF 1.22Mb, Download November 2006 update PDF 1.44Mb

A new approach to community safety

The NCSP sets out the Government’s community safety priorities for 2006-2009. It outlines a new approach to community safety and aims to manage a coherent community safety programme across Government, providing people working in the field with a clear view of overall priorities.

Putting people at the heart of community safety

Communities are at the heart of the Plan. The Plan underlines the need for citizens to be active in helping to identify community safety priorities for their neighbourhoods and to work with key agencies to make sure they are tackled. Strong and active voluntary and community groups make a vital contribution to community safety.

NCSP themes

The NCSP is built around 6 themes:

  • Making communities stronger and more effective.
  • Further reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and building a culture of Respect.
  • Preventing extremism and countering terrorism.
  • Creating safer environments.
  • Protecting the public and building confidence.
  • Improving people’s lives, so they are less likely to commit offences or reoffend.

The NCSP Update incorporates the Home Secretary’s key priorities for the Police Service for 2007-08.

The vital role of local partners

The NCSP signals the beginning of a new way of working on community safety, with much closer collaboration between central government and local partners in the setting of priorities and the development of new policies and initiatives. Many of these agencies work together as local partnerships on a range of matters such as health, children’s issues, employment, and environmental issues as well as policing, drugs prevention, crime, and anti-social behaviour. This enables them to bring holistic approaches to local; problems and deliver what is important to local people.

Getting a copy

Full Plan


National Community Safety Plan 2006/9 (PDF) PDF 834Kb

National Community Safety Plan 2006/9 (Word) Word 1.57Mb


Cynllun Diogelwch Cymunedol Cenedlaethol 2006-2009 PDF 2.11Mb



National Community Safety Plan 2006/9: 4-page leaflet PDF 1.22Mb

November 2006 Update


National Community Safety Plan November 2006 Update PDF 1.44Mb


Cynlunn Diogelwch Cymunedol Cenedlaethol Diweddariad Tachwedd 2006 PDF 3.88Mb

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions (web page)

Frequently Asked Questions (Word) Word 76Kb


If you would like to comment on the NCSP, please mailto:[email protected]

Hard copies of the plan can be obtained from the same address. The Update is only available via the Web.



The Government Departments contributing to the NCSP are:

Last update: Monday, December 10, 2007

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