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.


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.

Festus Akinbusoye, APCC Lead for the Prevention portfolio

An update on the APCC Prevention Portfolio from Festus Akinbusoye

Festus Akinbusoye, APCC Lead for Prevention

Festus Akinbusoye, APCC Lead for Prevention and PCC for Bedfordshire.


Safer Streets funding

APCC Prevention Lead welcomes the fifth round of Safer Streets funding.

PCCs gain new responsibilities in bid to tackle serious violence

PCCs and Deputy Mayors gain new responsibilities to convene partnerships under new Serious Violence Duty.

Road Safety Lead responds to E-Scooter report

Road Safety Lead responds to Department of Transport Evaluation of E-scooters report.

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

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