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Working Together for Safer and More Secure Communities: National Crime Prevention Programme 2016−2020

The decision in principle for the new National Crime Prevention Programme was made by the Government 24 November 2016. The Programme was prepared by the National Council for Crime Prevention. Drawing up a new national crime prevention Programme is one of the priorities for the Council’s present term. The Government has appointed the current Council for a term of three years, running from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018. The new National Crime Prevention Programme will be running in 2016–2020.

The Programme focuses on the role of local actors and promoting local participation in reducing crime. The aim of the Programme is:

  1. to clarify the role of crime prevention in other municipal plans;
  2. to improve crime prevention cooperation and networking with public authorities, businesses, organisations and citizens;
  3. to increase crime prevention expertise at the local and national level;
  4. to promote the consultation of local residents and non-governmental organisations in the planning of crime prevention measures and
  5. to improve the opportunities of citizens to influence and participate in preventing crime and increasing the sense of safety and security in their communities.

The Programme sets out 29 measures to improve local crime prevention. The measures were prepared in nine workshops implemented in various parts of Finland and in the local crime prevention division. The Programme also sets out recommendations aimed at increasing general awareness about the opportunities of citizens to influence, act and participate.

Everybody can take part in reducing crime and increasing safety and security in their communities. Crime prevention is a long-term process involving multiple sectors, in which local people, communities and organisations can participate along with the authorities. The Programme states that working together increases inclusion and a sense of security, reduces the risk of becoming a victim of crime and the harm it causes.

Working Together for Safer and More Secure Communities. National Crime Prevention Programme 2016-2020. (pdf, 0.47 Mt)
 
Published 20.3.2017
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