Learn more about crime prevention policy

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Our policy papers focus on different themes with regard to crime prevention and aim at policymakers. Before formulating recommendations, these papers first have a look at the existing EU policy.

Our last edition:

This policy paper was written in tandem with the toolbox ‘Preventing the victimisation of minors in the digital age - awareness-raising and behavioural change’ and focusses on the main theme of the Romanian Presidency; child victimisation online and offline.

Read the policy paper on the prevention of child victimisation

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Recommendation papers

Our recent edition: preventing the misuse of nitrous oxide

Our research has shown that Member States are mostly concerned about the negative effects on public health, rather than about fears of an increase in crime due to the consumption of the gas. We therefore recommend focusing on measures to counter the visibility and availability of nitrous oxide, keeping in mind that a thorough risk assessment should be carried out before imposing far-reaching interventions.

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Other papers

Domestic burglary

The paper What works to prevent domestic burglary aims to support European, national and local stakeholders by providing an overview of the initiatives which may, or may not, be successful in preventing domestic burglaries. All initiatives have been grouped in three categories: namely those for which strong evidence, moderate evidence or limited evidence is available.


EUCPN and the policy cycle

EU Policy Cycle: what is it, how does it work and what is the role of prevention?!

The EUCPN is involved in the EMPACT projects of Trafficking in Human Beings, Organized Property Crime and Environmental Crime. The objectives are to create EU wide prevention campaigns, focus days and large-scale prevention projects. Through this the EUCPN would like to support all EU Member States in developing preventive activities or helping them to continue their activities.

Our current activities in the policy cycle:


National crime prevention strategies

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