Crime Reduction - Helping to Reduce Crime in Your Area

Providing information and
resources for people working
to reduce crime in their
local area

Latest Additions


  • Changes to crime reduction website
    From next month (May 2010), the crime reduction website will be undergoing some changes to integrate it more closely with the main Home Office family of websites. We're planning to retain all the features we have at present, but there will be some changes to the look and feel of the site, and we'll be removing some of the older and out-of-date content from the site.

  • Child sex offender disclosure scheme
    The development of Child Sexual Offender Review Disclosure Pilot, gave concerned individuals were given a formal mechanism to make enquiries about people who are in contact with children. Practitioners implementing the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme can now access the guidance and tools required to implement the scheme.
    In Mini-site > Violent crime > Sexual violence and abuse

  • Lap-dancing
    The Home Office has produced guidance to accompany the reforms to the licensing of lap dancing clubs introduced by the Policing and Crime Act 2009, which allow local authorities to regulate lap dancing clubs and other sexual entertainment venues at sex establishments under Schedule 3 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. The new provisions, which will give local authorities more power to control the number and location of lap dancing clubs and similar establishments, come into effect on 6th April 2010 in England and on 8th May 2010 in Wales.
    In Publications > Crime and individuals

  • Domestic homicide
    Domestic Homicide reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004. Section 9 is not yet in force but this interim guidance is designed to assist agencies in carrying out DHRs pending the implementation of section 9.
    In Publications > Crime and individuals

  • Drinking Banning Orders
    The Home Office has issued new guidance on Drinking Banning Orders on application and Drinking Banning Orders on conviction, which come into force from 1 April in 15 criminal justice areas.
    In Publications > Crime and individuals

  • Prostitution
    Two new legal instruments came into force on 1 April and you can download official guidance from the following pages:
    - Engagement and support orders -  Guidance on Section 17 Policing and Crime Act 2009
    - Guidance on Closure Orders: Part 2A Sexual Offences Act 2003
    In Publications > Crime and individuals

  • Information sharing
    Intelligence-led and outcome-oriented practice lies at the heart of Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs). Efficient and effective information sharing between relevant partners is essential. This new guidance identifies what data should be shared between local CSP partners, provides clarity on legislation, and offers advice on the processes that can be put in place to help facilitate information sharing.
    In Publications > Crime solutions

  • Community Safety eUpdate
    The Community Safety eUpdate is the regular bulletin provided by the Home Office for all practitioners working in crime reduction and community safety. March's issue includes: publication of 'Laming one Year on' report; Community Safety Partnerships - Reducing Reoffending Guidance and review into sexualisation of young people.
    In Publications > Journals

  • Crime and Disorder on Public Transport
    The Department for Transport has produced guidance to promote and enhance Community Safety Partnerships' understanding of the nature of crime and disorder on public transport, and to encourage CSPs to engage with the transport sector in addressing these problems to help make communities safer and build public confidence. The guidance also includes case studies which illustrate effective practice by some partnerships in tackling crime and disorder on public transport.
    In Publications > Crime and communities

  • Guidance on the new duty for Community Safety Partnerships to reduce reoffending
    From 1 April 2010, CSPs will have a new duty to formulate and implement a strategy to reduce reoffending by adults and young offenders and probation will become the sixth statutory partner of CSPs. The guidance, ‘Reducing reoffending, cutting crime, changing lives’ will support all partners to implement these changes. It includes a range of case studies which illustrate what some local partnerships are already doing to tackle reoffending.
    In Publications > Publications

Last update: Thursday, April 01, 2010