Finnish Crime Prevention Strategy

The Finnish Government adopted a national crime prevention programme called “Working Together for Safer and More Secure Communities ” in 2016. The National Crime Prevention Programme  was prepared by the National Council for Crime Prevention. The programme will be running in 2016–2020. The new crime prevention programme sets out measures to improve local crime prevention with a special focus on planning and implementing crime prevention work in cooperation with various crime prevention actors such as public authorities, businesses; non-governmental organisations and residents. The aim of the Programme is (1) to clarify the role of crime prevention in other municipal plans; (2) to improve crime prevention cooperation and networking with public authorities, businesses, organisations and citizens; (3) to increase crime prevention expertise at the local and national level; (4) to promote the consultation of local residents and non-governmental organisations in the planning of crime prevention measures and (5) to improve the opportunities of citizens to influence and participate in preventing crime and increasing the sense of safety and security in their communities. The programme includes a total of 29 measures to be carried out by actors in various sectors.

English translation of the whole programme can be found at: