Crime Prevention Week

2016 CP Week ProclamationCrime Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility

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.

Crime Prevention Week Tip Sheets

Tip sheets will be released each day throughout Crime Prevention Week.
November 1 – Preventing Financial Abuse of Older Adults
November 2 – Know Your Canadian Bank Notes
November 3 – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
November 4 – Responding to Relationship Violence
November 4 – Why Invest In Effective Crime Prevention
November 5 – Keeping Children and Youth Safe
November 6 – Crime Prevention in Canada Implementation Challenges Strategies to Overcome Them
November 7 – Creating Safer Neighbourhoods

BCCPA would like to thank the following for their contribution and collaboration towards the daily tip sheets: BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, RCMP ‘E’ Division, Public Safety Canada, and Bank of Canada.

For additional information, please contact the BCCPA at 604-501-9222 or toll-free 1-888-405-2288.