Annual Report

Policing and Crime Annual Report 2021/22

I am pleased to share with you the Mayoral Combined Authority Policing and Crime Annual Report 21/22. 

2021/22 has been a year of unprecedented challenges and opportunities. The year includes the story of our release from the restrictions placed on us all during the Covid pandemic, and the achievements of the incredible vaccination programme which has allowed us to work, shop, socialise, and enjoy life in a way which we had all taken for granted.

For the Policing and Crime team at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, it has also been a year of great change in making the transition from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Combined Authority, under the stewardship of the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE.

This Annual Report for 2021/22 reviews many of the highlights and achievements of this first year working within the Combined Authority; work which has included a major extension to the provision of support for victims of domestic and sexual violence; an extensive programme of community focused (and in some cases, co-produced) early intervention projects under the Violence Reduction Unit; and targeted projects to create safer neighbourhoods before, and after, dark.

We want to inspire partners in public, health, community, and academic sectors, all of whom have a role to play in building a safe, just, and inclusive West Yorkshire. This report details a selection of some of the projects and services we have led on or have contributed to over the past year, and which we hope can inspire the whole systems approach to crime prevention and law enforcement which will deliver this shared goal.

Download the Annual Report 21/22 (PDF 2.01MB)

Tracy Brabin
Mayor of West Yorkshire

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Previous Annual Reports

Download the Annual Report 20/21 (PDF 4.53MB)