Safer Lincolnshire Partnership

Serious violence

The Serious Violence Duty 2022 is a recent priority of the Safer Community Teams. Serious violence is preventable among young people, and we are working towards the following three national key priorities:

  1. a reduction in hospital admissions for assaults with a knife or sharp object
  2. a reduction in knife and sharp object enabled serious violence recorded by the police 
  3. homicides recorded by the police 

The serious violence strategy is now available to view on the Police and Crime Commissioner website.

The following themes have been recognised from a Serious Violence Needs Assessment:

  • public place serious violence, with or without a weapon, at night related to the illicit drug trade
  • male on male violence in under 25-year-olds 
  • sexual offences against the 0 to 19-year-olds
  • geographic pockets of violence that are in the most prevalent areas in Lincolnshire 
  • homicide (domestic and non-domestic)

Support for victims of sexual abuse:

The organisations below can help victims of sexual abuse:

Lincolnshire Rape Crisis - supports anyone who has been affected by sexual violence at any point in their lives.

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) - provides a caring and dedicated service to meet the needs of victims of rape or sexual assault.

Victim Support - a charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents.

Ask for Angela

This safety initiative is designed to help keep you safe on a night out when in a bar or nightclub.

At participating venues, you can go to staff and use the safe word 'Angela'. They will know you need help.

Venues have received training and guidance on the ways in which they can help.

If you would like to include your bar, pub, nightclub or restaurant, visit the National Pubwatch website.