Crime Prevention

There are a variety of crime prevention programs/strategies that use specific approaches to anticipate, recognize, appraise, and address crime and/or the factors contributing to crime. Crime prevention may be targeted at different levels including the individual, community, family, or particular types of locations. Usually, individual level crime prevention refers to initial avoidance of crime; that is preventing someone from ever committing a crime. These types of crime prevention programs typically target risk factors shown to be related to offending.

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Programs

Crime prevention programs or strategies focused on the community may target changes in the community infrastructure, culture or physical nature in order to reduce crime. Examples of these types of programs include neighborhood watch, community policing, and Weed and Seed. Particular types of places, because of their function(s), may be the focus of crime prevention as well.

Here to Help You

This page has been created to bring you relevant information for practical steps you can take to minimize your exposure to crime and help you assess the situations around you which may help prevent crimes before they are allowed to occur.

Crime Prevention Informational Files

Feel free to download and/or read the following PDF files relating to crime prevention, and be sure to check this page often for more information and tips.

Crime Triangle
  1. Back to School Safety Tips (PDF)
  2. Carbon Monoxide Prevention (PDF)
  3. Charity Scams (PDF)
  4. Children home alone
  5. Crime prevention - Resolving conflict with law enforcement
  6. Crime prevention message - A safer new year
  7. Crime prevention message - Anger
  8. Crime prevention message - Back to school traffic safety
  9. Crime prevention message - Being smart about conflict
  10. Crime prevention message - Boating safety
  11. Crime prevention message - Breaking the cycle of domestic violence
  12. Crime prevention message - Children online during COVID-19
  13. Crime prevention message - Criminals and COVID-19
  14. Crime prevention message - Domestic Abuse during COVID-19
  15. Crime prevention message - Elder abuse
  16. Crime prevention message - Elder Abuse
  17. Crime Prevention message - Firearms safety
  18. Crime prevention message - Holiday crime prevention and safety
  19. Crime prevention message - Holiday theft prevention
  20. Crime prevention message - Kids and Social Media
  21. Crime prevention message - Methamphetamine
  22. Crime prevention message - Misconceptions of law enforcement
  23. Crime prevention message - Opioids
  24. Crime prevention message - Pedestrian safety
  25. Crime prevention message - Personal safety
  26. Crime prevention message - Preventing package theft
  27. Crime prevention message - Scams
  28. Crime prevention message - Security systems
  29. Crime prevention message - Sex trafficking realities
  30. Crime prevention message - Sexual Assault
  31. Crime prevention message - Shopping safely online
  32. Crime prevention message - Situational Awareness
  33. Crime prevention message - Slow Driver and Hands Free Cell Phone laws