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Crime prevention

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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.

Who's involved

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.