Detailed needs assessments

Community Safety

CS JSNACommunity Safety is about feeling safe, whether at home, in the street or at work. It relates to quality of life and being able to pursue and obtain the fullest benefits from your domestic, social and economic lives without fear or hindrance from crime and disorder.

The Community Safety Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in 2018 drew together information on a broad range of issues that are relevant to community safety for a wide audience of stakeholders and to inform strategy development for the Swindon Community Safety Partnership. The three main themes of exploitation of vulnerable people, public protection and violence were explored along with anti-social behaviour, cybercrime, domestic abuse and substance misuse.

The JSNA has identified that the unmet need across the spectrum of community safety issues reviewed lies primarily in prevention efforts and the recommendations of the JSNA reflect this. 

Statistics on criminal offences recorded by Police in Swindon can be found on the LG Inform website.  Figures for different crime types are available.


Domestic violence and abuse 

Domestic violence and abuse is a complex and challenging social problem within families, which is largely hidden and under-reported and disproportionately affects women and children as victims. Domestic abuse includes a range of abusive behaviours which can exist within an adult intimate relationship or within other relationships between adults (aged 16 years or more). Thus it includes sexual, emotional, psychological and financial abuse as well as physical violence.

A dedicated domestic abuse page hosts the 2018 needs assessment (which focuses on domestic abuse between adults in Swindon), the 2014 assessments for adults and children and young people and a link to the national domestic abuse data tool.


Further resources


JSNA Annual Summary – Community safety

The JSNA Annual Summary contains a section on community safety which can be accessed below. This summary page is only updated in March each year.


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