The National Council for Crime Prevention is a crime prevention expert and cooperation agency, established in the Ministry of Justice, Finland. The goal is to decrease the harm caused by crime and to increase security.
The Council incorporates representatives of the central ministries, municipal government, criminological research, commercial and industrial life. The Council consists of a chairperson and deputy chairperson, and 16 members and their substitutes, who are nominated for three-year terms.
Crime prevention at its best is created by increasing a sense of community and neighbourhood help, in which trust and interaction are essential. The working group on neighborhood help released their guidelines on May 23rd, which is the European Neighbours` Day. The group stated that safety is primarily created through trust and interaction instead of barbwires and surveillance cameras.Read more»