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Effective and knowledge-based crime prevention efforts


Reversing the trend of gang crime and also combating other types of crime requires coherent and systematic crime prevention efforts that are effective and knowledge-based.

Crime prevention measures are key to society’s overall efforts to combat crime and insecurity and need to be implemented in most areas of society. A number of actors can provide significant contributions at national, regional and local level. Collaboration is a key element of effective crime prevention efforts. 

Priority action areas:

  • developed structures and support to crime prevention efforts;
  • increased knowledge about effective methods and
  • efficient information exchange.