Crime Prevention: Are We Missing the Mark?

According to the IACP Crime Prevention Committee’s Towards 2000 and Beyond, “Community safety is everyone’s responsibility and crime prevention is everyone’s business.” This statement reflects the understanding that strategic partnerships working diligently towards a community-based shared responsibility can prevent crime. The intention of such a plan is to create safe communities, from the corporate sector right down to the local neighborhood level, by empowering the community to play an active role in crime reduction initiatives.