Ambition 5: Lowering crime and anti-social behaviour

Our communities are built on mutual respect and taking care of each other, supported by all the agencies that ensure we feel safe and protected in our homes and local neighbourhoods.

Sandwell’s violent crime and anti-social behaviour levels are currently similar to the national average.

More will be done in the coming years to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour – and our long-term plans to reduce deprivation and improve every child’s life chances will also help with this.

Our focus will be on:

  • continuing our effective working with the police and partner organisations;
  • building stronger community links;
  • preventing crime and anti-social behaviour; and
  • dealing effectively with domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and modern slavery.
  • Supporting factors associated with ambition 5:

    Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
  • Trading Standards - ensuring goods into and out of Sandwell are safe
  • Food safety in restaurants
  • Scams & vulnerable people
  • Taxi licensing
  • Environmental regulations - enforcement & education
  • Landlord Accreditation Schemes - renting with confidence
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Reducing anti-social behaviour
  • Improve security of housing stock, high rise blocks and environment
  • Prevent agenda - terrorism, extremism & radicalisation
  • Partnership approach to modern day slavery