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Guidance on community tension tracking

The aim of the tracking process is to have more individuals and groups in communities feeling they belong and feel safe, because there is less tension within and between groups in communities.

The tension tracking process:

  • Does not replace existing formal systems for recording crime or hate incidents etc.
  • Pulls together data from a range of sources for mapping intelligence
  • Provides the 'softer' information - the information that comes from people knowledge of what is happening in communities, unreported incidents, anecdote, rumour and fears.

The collation of information from various agencies and organisations helps to build a picture at ward level, to then enable communities and agencies to respond positively with support i.e. policing, reassurance, practical activity - like removal of graffiti, youth diversionary activities or conflict resolution.