Community Crime Prevention

British Columbians understand the importance of enhancing public safety through crime prevention. They also know the value of programs that help the groups most at risk of becoming involved in crime, and of restorative justice processes that address the needs of victims and communities while holding offenders accountable for the harm they cause.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch leads the development of crime prevention strategies and programs in British Columbia to help build and maintain safe communities. The branch works in partnership with community groups, schools, youth groups, businesses, service organizations, police, other governments, and other organizations to address crime prevention in the following areas:

A community is safest when everyone works together and supports activities that reduce crime, violence and victimization. Every resident and every organization can make a difference.

Youth Against Violence Line

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Call the Youth Against Violence Line to report a crime or violent incident or just to talk about a problem. We don't use call display and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The line is a multilingual service so we can talk with you in your own language.

Crime Prevention Awards

The annual Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards honour outstanding contributions to crime prevention and community safety.  They are made in the first week of November during Crime Prevention Week.
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