Crime and Disorder
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 paved the way for greater information sharing. It placed a statutory duty on police and local authorities to work with other agencies and local communities to reduce crime and disorder and reduce the fear of crime in their area. Below are links to important information on the subject of crime and disorder
Community Safety in the Horsham District
Lawrights - free legal information
Community Legal Service - a government initiative to provide information and help about your legal rights, includes a directory for finding help in your area
Sussex Police - the Sussex Police site includes a form for reporting a non-emergency crime online (currently lost property, soon to be expanded)
Victims of Crime - from the Home Office, this leaflet explains what will happen now you have reported a crime to the police
Victim Support - the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime.
Crimestoppers - a UK charity aimed at putting criminals behind bars through an anonymous Freephone number: 0800 555 111
Crown Prosecution Service - the Government Department which prosecutes people in England and Wales who have been charged by the police with a criminal offence.