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Crime Prevention in Finland

Crime prevention aims to reduce crime and its harmful effects and to increase safety and the sense of security in society. Very different approaches may be applied in the crime prevention efforts.

Crime Prevention Activities

Working Together

Working Together

National Crime Prevention Programme 2016−2020 "Working Together for Safer and More Secure Communities" defines the development of local crime prevention work and the improvement of residents’ opportunities to participate and exert influence in crime prevention as the priority areas for crime prevention work.

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National Council for Crime Prevention

National Council for Crime Prevention

The National Council for Crime Prevention has a chairperson, a deputy chairperson and 16 members and their substitutes, appointed by the Government for a term of three years at a time.The Council membership consists of parties central to crime prevention, including ministries and State authorities, local government, the Church, business life, organisations, criminological research and social policy planning expertise.

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