The purpose of this assessment is to highlight the major crime and safety issues facing Lambeth. This will help us focus our resources with the aim that everyone who lives, works in or visits Lambeth will feel and be safe.

The Safer Lambeth Partnership is made up of Lambeth council, Police, Fire, NHS, probation services, voluntary and community sector providers working together in partnership to reduce crime and improve community safety.

This strategic assessment is written to help the Safer Lambeth Partnership, elected members, council officers and residents understand the most serious crime and community safety issues that Lambeth is facing.

By setting some bold priorities and focusing on areas we can influence, this document will help us to develop a partnership plan to determine our approach to crime in Lambeth, and decide how best to focus our reducing resources.