Crime Reduction - Helping to Reduce Crime in Your Area

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This page contains information on facilities available from the site including methods of navigation and links to sites giving accessibility advice and information on browsing the site with screen reader equipment.

This page is available from every page on the Crime Reduction Website.

About the Site

The Crime Reduction Website contains information, guidance advice and statistics from crime reduction partners on a host of crime reduction topics and initiatives. Over time it has become the no.1 online information resource for the crime reduction practitioner. The site is deliberately designed to be text-rich with few graphics making pages fast to download and easy to print on a variety of hardware.

The site is interactive. Crime reduction partnerships and practitioners, statutory agencies, and the voluntary and community sector can submit material for inclusion on the website using the submission page. The site includes 'Discussion Forum' to encourage debate and the exchange of experience and ideas. You can also submit inititiatives to the Ideas Exchange, and discuss the projects there with other users. It also signposts other relevant websites and information sources.

The website was developed by the Home Office in partnership with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Local Government Association, Crime Concern and NACRO. It is managed on behalf of the UK crime reduction community by the Home Office Crime Reduction Centre.

Using the Site

The site can be navigated in several ways:

  • Using the search box on every page to jump directly to the item that your looking for

  • Using the main navigation menu to visit main facilities on the site, such as site search, publications and publicity categories, research information, or this help page

  • Using 'Related Links' on the right of each content page to jump to related web pages both within the Crime Reduction Website and beyond.

  • Using the Home button in the left of the top navigation bar to return to the beginning of the site and then browsing the Latest Additions items and main categories of the site.

The options in the top area provide the following links:

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    Links to the Crime Reduction Website homepage

  • New search engine:
    Allows you to enter some free text and jump directly the item you're looking for

The options in the left navigation bar provide the following links:

  • Home page
    Provides a link to the home page of the Crime Reduction Website

  • News page 
    This page provides the latest press releases relevant to crime prevention interests.

  • Ideas and Initiatives 
    This area contains the Idea Exchange and the Toolkits, whilst including information on Awards, Funding, and Journals.

  • Learning zone  
    Provides information on crime reduction training and learning opportunities for everyone involved or interested in crime reduction and community safety.

  • Publications and Publicity 
    This area contains crime prevention publications and publicity information, in the form of guidance, legislation, journals, consultation, resource packs, leaflets etc.

  • Research 
    This section provides research and statistical information on all categories of crime prevention

  • Discussion Forum  
    Exchange ideas, advice and experience with other crime reduction practitioners

  • Mini sites  
    Small self-contained areas of the website, each dedicated to a specific topic

  • Links 
    This section provides useful crime prevention links to many external organisations and sources.

The options in the bottom left corner 'Site info.' provide:

  • Contact us  
    Links to a feedback form and contact page

  • Site Help 
    Links to this page

  • Site map 
    The site map provides a breakdown of all areas of the Crime Reduction Website.

  • Frequently asked questions  
    Some questions we hear a lot...

  • Privacy Policy 
    This page provides administration information

  • Copyright 
    This page provides administration information

  • Submissions guide 
    Provides information on submitting a piece of work for the Crime Reduction Website

Related links

Related links to other files of interest for further specific information can be found on the right hand column of the page.

Using Adobe Acrobat

Some documents in this site are stored in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). This file format is used to store document with complex formatting that the authors would like to preserve (typically text in several columns and mixed with a number of graphics). Files in this format will have the PDF symbol, , next to them. To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader installed: click the link below to download the software.

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Last update: Monday, November 06, 2006

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