Crime prevention

The Challenge:

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.


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Find out more about how UNODC is working to improve and strengthen criminal justice systems in Southeast Asia. [Read more]


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Click here to access our latest publications, reports, research and other updates on our work on crime prevention. [Read more]