The New York Crime Prevention Coalition believes that . . .

Crime prevention means:

  • Law enforcement, residents, businesses and the academic community working together to address ways to prevent crime.
  • Educating communities in ways to reduce or eliminate criminal opportunities.
  • All residents working together to develop action plans to keep their neighborhoods crime free.

Crime prevention is:

  • Everyone’s business.
  • More than security.
  • A responsibility of all levels of government.
  • Linked with solving social problems.
  • Cost effective.

Crime prevention requires:

  • A central position in law enforcement.
  • Cooperation by all elements of the community.
  • Education.
  • Tailoring to local needs and conditions.

Crime prevention improves:

  • The quality of life for every community and its residents.

Reducing crime brings us:

  • Greater freedom and security for everyone.
  • Increased respect for the right of the individual.
  • Revival of commitment to one’s own community.
  • Healthier more interdependent, interactive communities.
  • Increased individual and collective pride in self and community