Secucities Crime Prevention Europe – a comparative study of crime prevention policies in 7 EU cities

The objective of the Secucities Crime Prevention Europe project was to compare the prevention policies instituted in seven European cities in order to bring out a common body. This objective constituted a real challenge for all the participants: how to compare what is done in one city with policies conducted in other European cities, which one imagines to be different in many regards? The work seminars, on-site visits and the research carried out rapidly brought to the fore common problems and solutions that were often similar. There remains the fact that it will be necessary in the future to return to the same places to compare their respective evolutions... Here we present the conclusions and recommendations that the comparison of policies studied allows us to bring out, both at the level of the implementation of a local crime prevention strategy as well as the role of the States of the European Union.