Crime prevention is about reducing the opportunities for you, your family, neighbours and community from becoming victims of crime and violence.
Tip Sheet: Creating Safer Neighbourhoods
Public Safety Canada has reviewed, documented and compared common implementation challenges and strategies to create a resource to assist communities successfully implement crime prevention initiatives.
Tip sheet: Crime Prevention in Canada Implementation Challenges Strategies to Overcome Them
Knowledge is the key to keeping children safe. Teaching children critical safety basics should not be an activity that strikes fear into their minds, but rather a process of teaching them skills that can keep them safe from harm.
Tip Sheet: Keeping Children and Youth Safe
Violence against women is not a private issue. It is a community issue affecting the health and well-being of not only the victim and her abuser, but also everyone around them.
Tip Sheet: Responding to Relationship Violence
The Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention builds to mobilize Canadian municipalities to prevent and reduce crime, while fostering community safety.
Tip Sheet: Why Invest In Effective Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a strategy based on the premise that the design and use of the built environment can deter crime and lead to a reduction in fear, versus the traditional crime prevention techniques based on target hardening alone.
Tip Sheet: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Always look at two or more security features when checking bank notes.
Tip Sheet: Know Your Canadian Bank Notes
Financial abuse is the most commonly reported type of abuse against an older person. Learn what financial abuse is and how to protect oneself from financial abuse.
Preventing Financial Abuse of Older Adults
Everyday across the province, citizens are impacted by the effects of crime in our communities. Awareness is the best protection against crime. Many people may not realize that the simple actions that they can take to make a difference not only their own lives, but the lives of those in their communities. Power to instill change is found in the knowledge that each of us hold, creating a responsibility to do what we can, in our communities to bring awareness to the issues impacting the sense of safety and well being.
This year’s theme “Outreach – Contribution – Mobilization: Commitment to Community Voices” will highlight the issues of: financial abuse of older adults; security features of Canadian bank notes; crime prevention through environmental design; responding to violence against women; keeping children and youth safe; implementation challenges and strategies to overcome them; and creating safer neighbourhoods. It is hoped that everyday citizens will take the time to become aware of the issues that impact their communities and become aware of what they can do in partnership with organizations within their communities to address these issues.
Please visit the BCCPA website, www.bccpa.org, daily during Crime Prevention Week for daily tip sheets.