Prevention

Prevention statistics


Elected Police and Crime Commissioners are delivering prevention through their extensive partnership work, commissioning and grant making, and by holding chief constables to account.

The best way to prevent crime is to stop it happening in the first place and that is why PCCs have adapted a whole-system approach by working with partners across not just policing, but health, social care, local authorities, and charities. PCCs are also helping to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) by working closely with their chief constables in the delivery of local VAWG action plans.

We have welcomed the Government’s Safer Streets Fund which allows PCCs to work with local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood crime, investing in preventative approaches to make communities safer.

Videos

Festus Akinbusoye, APCC Prevention Lead & Bedfordshire PCC

Festus was part of a panel discussion at the APCC/NPCC Partnership Summit on Police culture, public confidence.
14/11/2022

Festus Akinbusoye, APCC Lead for the Prevention portfolio

An update on the APCC Prevention Portfolio from Festus Akinbusoye
30/05/2022

Festus Akinbusoye, APCC Lead for Prevention

Festus Akinbusoye, APCC Lead for Prevention and PCC for Bedfordshire.
25/08/2021

News

Prevention Lead appears on top policing panel

APCC Prevention Lead gives evidence at the Home Affairs Select Committee on policing for the future alongside senior policing figures.

Fourth round of Safer Streets funding announced

National Prevention Lead welcomes cash injection to help make streets safer.

PCC-led projects receive share of £5million Safety of Women at Night Fund

Prevention Leads welcome funding which make people feel safer and build an evidence base for what works.

PCCs receiving £23.5 million for local projects to tackle violence against women and girls

Safer Streets funding is part of the solution - but there is a lot to do

New online tool for women and girls to flag unsafe areas to police

Prevention Lead Festus Akinbusoye: "I encourage everyone to use the new StreetSafe tool and make it a success.”

Policing receives £18.3 million to continue work to make our streets safer

PCCs and local authorities across England and Wales have received funding to make streets safer and clamp down on burglary and vehicle theft.

Resources and Publications

pccs-making-a-difference-prevention-in-focus.pdf, 2.25Mb

Demonstrating how PCCs are addressing the root causes of crime – helping the vulnerable, children and young people move away from the risk factors that can lead to crime or victimisation.

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