Supports the work of the government's crime prevention portfolio
Crime prevention involves the government and communities working in partnership on initiatives and campaigns to prevent crime.
The department plays a leading role in driving and coordinating crime prevention activities and campaigns in Victoria by individuals, business, community organisations and all levels of government.
The department's Community Crime Prevention Unit supports crime prevention by providing local councils and community organisations with grant funding for initiatives that respond to local crime issues. Initiatives include graffiti removal, improving public safety and reducing violence against women and children, with Regional Crime Prevention Reference Groups working with the community to ensure efficient implementation.
Crime prevention activities are supported by campaigns developed to educate the community and change criminal and violent behaviour. Refer to the links below for more information on the department's initiatives, grants and campaigns.
Investigates incidents of crime and develops links with local communities and business
Responsible for processing, analysing and publishing Victorian crime statistics, independent of Victoria Police
Develops policy and legislation, and drives law reform
Drives the government's action plan to address violence against women and children
Leads strategic campaigns to educate and change behaviour
Provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams
Protective services officers monitor and maintain train station safety, creating a visible and reassuring presence for the public and keeping them safe.
Don't be a crime statistic and learn how you can protect your home, car and personal property from thieves
Brodie's Law raised awareness in Victoria about the serious nature of bullying and the very damaging consequences it may have
Find out about the process for preventing and removing graffiti, investigating alleged offences, and enforcing penalties on those that offend
Read about grants and tips for managing crime prevention projects and view a map of current crime prevention projects in Victoria
Find fact sheets for parents, retailers, teachers and young people on the Victorian weapons laws targeting knife crime
Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based program where the community and the police work in partnership to prevent crime
Read about grants supporting community organisations and local government to reduce violence against women and their children
Learn how to protect yourself when using internet services such as online banking and social networking websites