07 May 2019

We've released the Toolkit Bubbles

You can now use the award-winning Crime Reduction Toolkit in two modes: Table and Bubble.

We have created a new version of the Crime Reduction Toolkit to provide an alternative, more interactive way to access the best available evidence on reducing crime. 

The original toolkit was launched by the College of Policing in 2015 to allow users to see the impact of different interventions on crime and understand how they work, where they work, how to implement them and their cost. Four years on, the number of interventions on the toolkit has increased from 15 to nearly 60, and continues to rise as we find and add evidence from new research reviews.

The new Toolkit bubble mode was developed in response to user feedback. Users wanted to be able to interact more with the evidence and be able to quickly get an overview of which interventions work, or not, for different types of crime - this is what we have done with the bubbles.  

As well as making the toolkit more interactive, we have also improved how users can 'cut' the evidence. Interventions can now be filtered by crime type, population and common drivers (e.g. drugs or gangs), as well as by their focus - prevention, diversion or reducing reoffending. We hope this creates a tool that is easier to apply in practice and allows users to find the interventions that apply to the problem they are trying to solve.

The Bubble Mode draws on the same evidence as the Table mode and presents the same crime reduction interventions. We know that different people prefer different ways of accessing knowledge so the Table is still available for those who prefer it.

This link to the Toolkit will take you to a new landing page where you can select your preferred mode. In Bubble Mode you can use the 'show help' to find out about the ways that bubble position, size and colour relate to the evidence-base.

Please let us know what you think of the new look Toolkit by emailing whatworks@college.pnn.police.uk

Follow our social media campaign starting on 7th May 19 by following the College of Policing or searching for #CrimeReductionToolkit for quick start help about the Toolkit and how to use Bubble Mode



​The Crime Reduction Toolkit has been awarded a Best Practice certificate in the European and National Level category at the European Public Sector Awards 2017