Crime and victims
How we're keeping crime down and supporting victims
We're the government department responsible for reducing and preventing crime. We put the concerns of victims of crime at the heart of the work we do.
In this section you'll get a picture of crime in the UK, information on how we are tackling it and how you can help prevent crime. We also provide information on the help and support we are offering victims of crime.
What we're doing to keep you safe from crime
We've introduced a range of measures to help you keep you, your business and your home safe. Find out more about these schemes below:
Help for people in abusive relationships
If you're in a violent or abusive relationship, or if you're supporting someone in that situation, help is available. Download our leaflet on domestic violence, or find out more about the work we are doing to stop domestic violence.
Ending violence against women and girls
Our strategy sets out detailed plans and actions to protect victims and prevent violence from happening. Find out about our commitment to end violence against women and girls.
Keep your home secure
We've put together a useful pack of information about securing your property. Find out more and download the pack. You can also try our three-minute online scorecard to find out how your home stacks up.
Find out how safe your business is
We've launched an online questionnaire to help you assess how secure your business is. Take our questionnaire, or find out more about business and retail crime, including how you can apply for a grant (new window) to make your business safer.
Stop hate crime
Watch the 'Make your home safer' video on YouTube
Reducing the effects of organised crime
In July 2009, we published a refreshed strategy called Extending our reach: a comprehensive approach to tackling serious organised crime. It outlines how we plan to make sure the government, law enforcement agencies, businesses and the public have the necessary tools to reduce the harm caused by organised crime.
Explore this section:
How to get help and support if you’ve been a victim of crime
We’re working hard to reduce all types of crime - learn more here
Not all crime is preventable, but here are some ways to stay safe