Crime Reduction Research Program

Started in 2017, the British Columbia Crime Reduction Research Program (CRRP) is a joint-research model which includes representation from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Royal Canadian Mounted Police in B.C. and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC).

Research projects identified by the Crime Reduction Research Program Working Group are approved following endorsement from the OCR-GO Joint Management Team (JMT). The OCR-GO JMT is comprised of senior level representatives from the Policing and Security Branch (PSB), the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch (CSCPB), the RCMP in B.C., CFSEU-BC, and the Vancouver Police Department (who represents the interests of the municipal police departments in B.C.).

The Office of Crime Reduction and Gang Outreach (OCR-GO) works to expand and strengthen partnerships between government, police, and the academic community in support of crime reduction research in B.C. In February 2018, the OCR-GO hosted a Crime Reduction Research Symposium that enabled participants to explore ideas in crime reduction research, policing, and public safety.

CRRP Activities

  • Invest in research that can be applied to support policing operations
  • Inform evidence-based decisions on public safety policies and programs in B.C.

Crime Reduction Research Grants

Through the CRRP, the OCR-GO administers grants to academic institutions across Canada that support crime reduction research in B.C.

The CRRP Working Group supports successful proposals by working with researchers to refine the study design of projects and to provide or acquire necessary data for projects.

Call-out for Research Project Proposals:

We are currently accepting research proposals. Additional inquiries can be directed to the CRRP administrative team at

CRRP Projects

2017-2018 CRRP Projects are nearing completion and will be posted following our process for approval and release.