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Action Briefs

These summaries provide easy access to evidence on crime prevention and illustrate actions to be taken by elected politicians, senior municipal officials, police executives, community safety coordinators, and citizens.


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  • Recent Development in Effective Crime Prevention - Action Brief (2016.0)

    Municipalities face street violence, violence against women and property crime as well as unsustainable increases in policing costs. Scientific evidence confirms that prevention has reduced these problems. The challenge is getting more investment in prevention in more municipalities.
     
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  • Why Invest in Crime Prevention in Municipalities? - Action Brief (2016.1)

    Interpersonal crime does $55 billion in harm to citizens annually. The accumulated evidence justifies smart investments in prevention as the most cost effective way to reduce crime. The majority of Canadians support these investments.
     
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  • Major Resources that Provide Evidence on Effective Crime Prevention - Action Brief (2016.2)

    The evidence on what prevents crime is accessible in a guide to politicians on Smarter Crime Control and on major websites. Proven programs are in sectors such as youth and family services, schools and health as well as in policing.
     
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  • Examples of Proven Crime Prevention Programs - Action Brief (2016.3)

    Examples of successful prevention programs include outreach to vulnerable youth, support for parents, school curricula focusing on relationships, social prevention from hospital emergency rooms and preventive policing.
     
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  • Comprehensive Community Safety Strategies for Delivering Effective Crime Prevention - Action Brief (2016.4)

    Internationally some municipalities have reduced crime by 50% or more by targeting social development and preventive policing into areas of high crime and disadvantage. Their successful strategies included diagnosis and evaluation of results.
     
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  • Making Cities Safer - Action Brief (2009)

    This action brief is organized into two major themes. The first theme, series 1: “Invest smartly in safety for the city”, articulates why cities should invest in crime prevention and discusses strategies for ways in which cities can invest in crime prevention. The second theme, series 2: “tackle safety successfully in the city” discusses strategies for improving safety and reducing violence and crime in various populations (i.e., youth and young adults, women, Aboriginal people) as well as reducing property crime and utilizing policing resources more efficiently and effectively.
     
    Click here to view Action Brief.

Action Briefs

These summaries provide easy access to evidence on crime prevention and illustrate actions to be taken by elected politicians, senior municipal officials, police executives, community safety coordinators, and citizens.


  • Recent Development in Effective Crime Prevention - Action Brief (2016.0)

    Municipalities face street violence, violence against women and property crime as well as unsustainable increases in policing costs. Scientific evidence confirms that prevention has reduced these problems. The challenge is getting more investment in prevention in more municipalities.
     
    Click here to view Action Brief.

  • Why Invest in Crime Prevention in Municipalities? - Action Brief (2016.1)

    Interpersonal crime does $55 billion in harm to citizens annually. The accumulated evidence justifies smart investments in prevention as the most cost effective way to reduce crime. The majority of Canadians support these investments.
     
    Click here to view Action Brief.

  • Major Resources that Provide Evidence on Effective Crime Prevention - Action Brief (2016.2):

    The evidence on what prevents crime is accessible in a guide to politicians on Smarter Crime Control and on major websites. Proven programs are in sectors such as youth and family services, schools and health as well as in policing.
     
    Click here to view Action Brief.

  • Examples of Proven Crime Prevention Programs - Action Brief (2016.3)

    Examples of successful prevention programs include outreach to vulnerable youth, support for parents, school curricula focusing on relationships, social prevention from hospital emergency rooms and preventive policing.
     
    Click here to view Action Brief.

  • Comprehensive Community Safety Strategies for Delivering Effective Crime Prevention - Action Brief (2016.4)

    Internationally some municipalities have reduced crime by 50% or more by targeting social development and preventive policing into areas of high crime and disadvantage. Their successful strategies included diagnosis and evaluation of results.
     
    Click here to view Action Brief.

  • Making Cities Safer - Action Brief (2009)

    This action brief is organized into two major themes. The first theme, series 1: “Invest smartly in safety for the city”, articulates why cities should invest in crime prevention and discusses strategies for ways in which cities can invest in crime prevention. The second theme, series 2: “tackle safety successfully in the city” discusses strategies for improving safety and reducing violence and crime in various populations (i.e., youth and young adults, women, Aboriginal people) as well as reducing property crime and utilizing policing resources more efficiently and effectively.
     
    Click here to view Action Brief.