The National Council for Crime Prevention is a crime prevention expert and cooperation agency, established in the Ministry of Justice, Finland. The goal is to decrease the harm caused by crime and to increase security.
The Council has been in its current form since 1999, but was originally established 10 years earlier. The Council incorporates representatives of the central ministries, municipal government, criminological research, commercial and industrial life. The Council consists of a chairperson and deputy chairperson, and 15 members and their substitutes, who are nominated for three-year terms.
The primary concern is on local crime prevention, and the Council supports such local activity by means of providing expert guidance, informing relevant agents about the program, and participating in the decision-making related to financial support provided for by the Ministry of Justice.
The previous term of the national Council for crime Prevention ended in 2021. The organisation of crime prevention and the duties of the Council are currently being considered by the Ministry of Justice as part of its official duties.