11.35 AM Monday 30 May 2016

Reduce the number of people seriously harmed in Dorset

This priority focuses on repeat and targeted victims, irrespective of the type of crime or incident to which they are subjected as well as those suffering from the most serious offences such as serious sexual offences, domestic abuse and hate crime.

It also focuses on partnership working which aims to prevent death and serious injury on Dorset’s roads.

Within this priority there are specific delivery plans for serious sexual offences, hate crime, domestic abuse, alcohol related violent crime and where people are killed or seriously injured on the roads.


What we will do


  • Through Operation Protect we will combat the ‘binge-drinking’ culture, supporting those licensed premises that act responsibly and targeting those that do not.
  • With our partners we will ensure that victims, especially of serious offences, are provided with effective support such as through the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) or through independent domestic or sexual violence advisors.
  • We will identify and target serial perpetrators of domestic abuse and violence, supporting those willing to change.
  • We will provide the young members of our community with information in ways that have been shown to reduce the risks they face.
  • We will establish a multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) to enhance information sharing and risk management.
  • We will continue to support the ‘No excuse’ campaign combining education and enforcement to ensure fewer people die or are seriously injured on our roads.



What results are we seeking to achieve?

  • Fewer victims of serious crime in Dorset.
  • Fewer repeat victims especially of domestic abuse.
  • Fewer people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
  • More offenders stopping or reducing their offending.
  • Improved victim satisfaction.



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