The Police and Justice Act 2006 amends the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and places new requirements on Partnerships, through a Strategy Group with specified and minimum membership, to: undertake Strategic Assessments on at least an annual three-year Partnership Plan which is reviewed annually to reflect new and emerging priorities. Included in the Partnership Plan are: a strategy for the reduction of crime and disorder, and for combating substance misuse; priorities the Partnership intends to deliver over the next three years; steps the Partnership will take to implement the strategy and meet priorities; the constitution of all partners in delivering against the agreed priorities; details of how performance will be measured; and guidance as to how the Partnership will engage with local communities. The six top priorities for the first strategy are; alcohol misuse; violence against the person; drug misuse; anti-social behavior; crime by and against young people; and domestic violence and hate crime.
Installation of CCTV monitoring systems has been widely adopted in the U.K. In Kingston town, this was done in May 1998. There are newly-installed cameras that provide coverage to shopping areas and to the railway stations.