Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it. Crime prevention means reducing the opportunities for criminals to victimize you, your family, and your neighbors. Crime prevention involves protecting property and teaching people to be alert and aware of their surroundings. Becoming involved in activities that build up a community can also help prevent crime.
Crime prevention programs assist in reducing crime, stimulate public awareness concerning crime prevention and enhance our communities.