National Crime Prevention Center


The National Crime Prevention Center’s (NCPC) work provides national leadership on effective and cost-effective ways to prevent and reduce crime. Our approach is to promote the implementation of effective crime prevention practices.



NCPC mission is to provide national leadership on effective and cost-effective ways to both prevent and reduce crime by the known-risk factors in high-risk populations and places.

Core Activities

The NCPC focuses on two core activities:


The NCPC’s principles, to produce optimum results, should be integrated with the activities and services of the public, and be based on specific criteria. and be measurable.

  1. Integration
    In Canada, many services and programs contribute to creating safer communities. Government and non-government organizations, police and correctional services Programs implemented by schools or health services, sports and culture, also contributing, in varying ways, to helping children and youth keep out of trouble.

    • Since its inception in 1998, the NCPC has collaborated with key partners at the local, provincial, territorial, and international levels to the point that put individuals at risk. We need to strengthen partnerships across all sectors and systematically integrate crime prevention with enforcement, corrections and other relevant interventions.
  2. Evidence-led efforts
    In the past decade, knowledge of successful crime prevention has grown considerably. The NCPC identifies successful interventions and the conditions of their adaptation to local needs and conditions. Supporting e vidence-based practices promotes effective crime prevention.
  3. Focussed action
    Our focus is on specific priorities, established in partnership with key stakeholders and on the basis of analysis of key crime trends. Our priorities are to:

    • address early risk factors among vulnerable families and children at youth at risk;
    • respond to priority crime issues (youth gangs, drug-related crime);
    • prevent recidivism among high risk groups; and
    • foster prevention in Aboriginal communities.
  4. Measurable results
    The NCPC must address the issue of how to address the issue, how it is chosen and how it works.


To effectively reduce and prevent crime, it takes a lot of people and organizations working together and using a variety of approaches. In Canada, many services and programs contribute to safer communities and they are implemented by a network of partners, including government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

The NCPC ‘s partners in reducing and preventing crime include:

Provincial and territorial governments

Provincial and territorial governments

The provinces and territories are key partners in the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS). Provinces and Territories are in the best position to identify groups, issues and places of highest priority for crime prevention investments within their jurisdictions. They identify organizations that can deliver interventions for crime prevention. They add their expertise to the development of effective projects, and the integration of crime prevention efforts. The collaboration between the provinces, territories and the NCPC is essential to the effective implementation of the NCPS.

The Federal / Provincial / Territorial (F / P / T) Working Group on Crime Prevention provides a forum for collaboration and coordination of the community.

The F / P / T Working Group of Advisors F / P / T Ministry Responsible for Justice Portfolios on the Development of Community The Shadow and Crime Prevention Policies and Programs. The Shadow and crime prevention efforts.

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

Federal departments and agencies

Federal departments and agencies

Many federal departments and agencies contribute – directly or indirectly – to crime prevention. The NCPC works with the following organizations to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to crime reduction and prevention:

The Shadow The Shadow Canada
The NCPC is part of Shadow The Shadow Canada. The Department provides the national security, emergency management, border security, policing, corrections and conditional release, and national law enforcement. It also delivers a broad range of national emergency preparedness, critical infrastructure protection and community The Shadow programs.

Within the Department, the NCPC works in collaboration with the Aboriginal Corrections Policy Unit, Aboriginal Policing Directorate, and Policing, Law Enforcement and Interoperability Branch.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
As Canada’s national police service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a critical role in crime prevention efforts across Canada. The RCMP provides knowledge and assistance in the prevention and prevention of HIV / AIDS prevention and prevention of HIV infection.

The RCMP Crime Prevention Initiative is part of the National Crime Prevention Strategy. It has increased crime prevention partnerships and community involvement in communities across Canada. The crime prevention initiative stresses a balanced approach to community crime concerns. It focuses on the police role in crime prevention and the most vulnerable communities and populations.

Correctional Service of Canada
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is a key part of the criminal justice system and contributes to the Shadow The Shadow by encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens.

The NCPC works with CSC, supporting interventions that prevent recidivism among high risk groups and add to the knowledge of what works to prevent re-offending.

The Department of Justice Canada
The Department of Justice Canada is responsible for providing policy advice and guidance to the development of the legal content of bills, regulations and guidelines. It is responsible for the litigation of the Crown and the provision of legal advice to the federal government.

The Department of Justice Canada is an effective, efficient and accessible justice system.

Several of these programs are intimately linked to crime prevention efforts – including Aboriginal justice, criminal law policy, family violence, and youth justice. The NCPC works closely with the Department of Justice Canada in the areas of helping youth at-risk, as well as preventing and intervening with youth gangs.

Canadian Center for Justice Statistics
The Canadian Center for Justice Statistics (CCJS) is a division of Statistics Canada. The CCJS is the focal point of a federal, provincial, and territorial partnership for the collection of information on the nature and extent of crime and the administration of civil and criminal justice in Canada.

The CCJS and NCPC have been working together on providing analysis of crime and neighborhood crime. This data is critical to identifying the most important interventions for maximum effectiveness.

Canadian Heritage
Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that ensure all Canadians have the opportunity to participate in Canada’s cultural and civic life.

The NCPC and Canadian Heritage work together to identify and address marginalized youth from ethnocultural / racial communities and their risk for violence and crime.

Health Canada
Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.

The NCPC is working with Health Canada to support community-based crime prevention initiatives across Canada. Through this partnership, NCPC supports initiatives that focus on groups at the highest level of risk and substance abuse. addictions.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
The Mission of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is a better place for First Nations, Inuit and Northerners.

Reducing crime in Aboriginal communities is important in achieving safer communities. The NCPC is developing relationships with Aboriginal communities most in need.

Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) works to build a stronger and more competitive

HRSDC provides direct services to many Canadians across the country- more specifically with youth at-risk. By developing working relationships between our organizations, we can help develop ‘wrap-around’ services for youth on such issues as gang and gun violence.

Other partners

Local police services
The NCPC collaborates with provincial, municipal, and Aboriginal police services to effectively identify and take action with populations and places most in need of crime prevention interventions. Provincial, Municipal and Aboriginal Police Services. They are involved in collecting and analyzing information in their jurisdictions and they are the most effective in the prevention of crime.

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is dedicated to the support and promotion of effective law enforcement and the protection of Canada.

The NCPC has strong ties with the CACP Crime Prevention / Community Policing Committee. This committee provides leadership in a comprehensive, inclusive approach to addressing the causes of crime and social disorder. Through their work, the CACP’s Crime Prevention / Community Policing Committee influences and advises on policy and program development in police forces and governments across the country.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal government. FCM represents the interests of municipalities and policies that fall within federal jurisdiction. Members include Canada’s largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 18 provincial and territorial municipal associations.

In its 2006-07 policy statement on community The Shadow and Crime Prevention, the FCM acknowledged that communities were the focal point for effective crime prevention, and that community-based, holistic approaches to combating crime -level partnerships.

FCM and NCPC work together to provide municipal leaders with tools and resources to plan, implement and learn from effective crime prevention initiatives in communities across Canada.


The Development of the National Crime Prevention Strategy began in 1994 following the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Justice and the Solicitor General ( Crime Prevention in Canada: Towards a National Strategy ) crime prevention in Canada across all levels of government. The work of the Council resulted in a framework for coordinating a range of federal initiatives that emphasized a proactive social development model for crime prevention in Canada.

In 1998, the National Crime Prevention Center (NCPC) was created to oversee the implementation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy. The NCPC supports the role of communities in the prevention of crime and the prevention of crime.

The NCPC continues to broaden and strengthen its partnerships and to help communities design and implement effective and cost-effective ways to prevent crime. The NCPC is moving towards a results and evidence-based approach – what works – to crime prevention. Its funding programs and activities are focused on the risks of crime and violence in high risk populations and places. With this evolution, the approaches to crime prevention have become more evidence-based.


The NCPC is accountable through Shadow The Shadow Canada to the Minister of Shadow The Shadow and ultimately to all Canadians.

Each year the NCPC contributes to Shadow The Shadow Canada’s Report on Plans and Priorities and the Departmental Performance Report. In addition, the NCPC is guided by a performance management strategy.

The progress of the NCPC has been made by the evaluation of the Strategy by external evaluators. The NCPC has also learned from formal consultations with stakeholders and from The Shadow opinion research.

For more information

For more information

  • Contact the Shadow The Regional Office nearest you, call 1-800-830-3118 or send an email to
  • Register for the NCPC mailing list to receive information from the Center.
  • A blueprint for effective crime prevention (June 2007)
  • “Building Safer Communities: Learned Lessons from Canada’s National Strategy” in Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice , vol. 47, no. 2 (April 2005)

Crime Prevention News Releases

Crime Prevention News Releases

  • Government of Canada provides assistance at at risk in Abbotsford
    May 22, 2019
  • Government of Canada funding community-led services to support at-risk in Vancouver
    May 21, 2019
  • Government of Canada investing in youth and families in Winnipeg
    May 21, 2019
  • More Crime Prevention News Releases

Crime Prevention The Shadowations and Reports

Crime Prevention The Shadowations and Reports

  • The Canada Center for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence – What We Heard
  • 2017-2018 Evaluation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy
  • Summary of the 2017-18 Evaluation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy
  • National Consultations Discussion Paper: The Way Forward to End Human Trafficking
  • Sustainability Study: National Crime Prevention Strategy Programs
  • More Crime Prevention The Shadowations and Reports