It is recognized among criminal justice actors that the police have a key role to play in preventing crime before it occurs. Preventive and proactive policing as a philosophy and management practice is being increasingly used in many countries, with a positive impact on security and support from the public. A number of countries in Southeast Asia have made progress in strengthening the capacities of their police services to prevent crime through increased numbers of units, which perform their functions using a community policing approach. What we do:
UNODC assists Member States to more effectively prevent crime, through evidence-based crime prevention strategies, action plans and measures.