Crime reduction and improvement in community safety are key priorities of the City of Vincent and remain ever-present in the forefront of the community’s perception. Encouragingly, the latest statistics released from WA Police support the fact that Vincent is, indeed, a safer place to live, work and recreate, with recorded decreases in most offences since 2008.
Whilst crime reduction within Vincent cannot be solely attributed to the Safer Vincent Partnership, the effective and integrated working partnership the City enjoys with key local agencies has paid a social dividend in contributing to a safer and healthier environment.
Safer Vincent Crime Prevention Partnership
The Safer Vincent Crime Prevention Partnership meets every 2 months with key safety stakeholders in Vincent including Police, business, seniors, youth and multicultural representatives. The Partnership is the main steering group behind the development of the City's Crime Prevention and Safety Plan and oversees its ongoing implementation, along with allocation of priority funding. The Co-ordinator Safer Vincent, together with the Partnership, has been working with community representatives from precinct groups, seniors' groups, businesses and Police to progress a variety of community initiatives and grant-funded programmes. Follow the links for further information:
Community Safety Resources
The City, in conjunction with the Safer Vincent Crime Prevention Partnership (made up of WA Police, key agencies stakeholders and community representatives), is pleased to offer Vincent residents and businesses a number of free resources to boost home and business security. Please click the links below or call our Safer Vincent team on 9273 6000 for further information. Please check back regularly for future safety and crime prevention initiatives.
Vincent Safety Crime Statistics
According to the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Profile Town of Vincent 2008–09 Office of Crime Prevention, since 1999-2000 the City has recorded lower crime rates than the Central Metropolitan SSD across all offence categories, with the exception of residential burglaries from 1999-2000 to 2001-02 and in 2004-05. Vincent recorded lower rates of offences against the person, non-residential burglaries and property damage than the State over the period. Offence rates for residential burglaries, non-residential burglaries and motor vehicle theft in Vincent have been declining over the ten-year period, in line with State-wide trends.
Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan
The City has a well established history of supporting and developing proactive crime prevention strategies. In 2005 the City signed a partnership with the State Government's then Office of Crime Prevention (now under WA Police) to develop a co-ordinated response to progressing crime prevention and safety within Vincent. The partnership with WA Police-Office of Crime Prevention also facilitates funding available annually from the State Government to supplement local priority safety and crime prevention projects. With input from the Safer Vincent Crime Prevention Partnership and in consultation with the local community and agency stakeholders, the City developed the first Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan for Vincent in 2007. The City's safety plan is a strategic document which guides all stakeholders’ actions in safety and crime prevention. The plan reflects a ‘whole of City approach’ and maps all crime prevention and safety actions within Vincent. A revised plan was developed in 2011, the current plan was adopted in 2015 and will be reviewed in 2018.
To view the plan, click on the link below:
Western Suburbs Community Safety Co-ordinators Meetings
This meeting is attended by the Co-ordinator Safer Vincent to meet with other local government counterparts, along with WA Police, to assist in the development of crime prevention and community safety strategies for the Western Suburbs area.
Central Metropolitan Police Integration Meetings
This meeting is run by WA Police Central Metropolitan District to discuss and action crime prevention and policing issues within the Central Metropolitan area. The aim of this meeting is to foster a close and effective relationship with agency stakeholders and Police in dealing with any community concerns and issues.
Parks Working Group
This meeting is hosted by the City to facilitate the collaboration and exchange of expertise and information between key government and non-government stakeholders on dealing with complex matters relating to homelessness, rough sleeping and anti social behaviours in Vincent parks.
Coordinator Safer Vincent
9273 6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org