Crime reduction

There are three main approaches to reducing crime:

  • Education - working with people and communities to change or stop behaviour which increases the risk of them being victims or perpetrators. Also known as social crime prevention
  • Environment or engineering - designing or changing the environment to make it harder to commit crime, or by increasing the risk of being caught. Also known as situational crime prevention
  • Enforcement -targeting offenders by use of the law and other regulatory powers, by the police and a range of other agencies

We have a statutory duty, along with other partners, to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. All council services and departments must consider the potential impact on crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour when they deliver services and make decisions.

For useful advice and measures to safeguard your home and to protect yourself,  Wiltshire Police offer crime prevention advice.  There is information on how to protect your home, protecting yourself from crime, business crime prevention and keeping vehicles safe. 

Wiltshire Police: Crime prevention advice

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