Safer Streets Fund toolkit

The £25m Safer Streets Fund will provide funding to residential areas within England and Wales that are disproportionately affected by acquisitive crimes like burglary and theft, to invest in evidence-based preventative interventions such as home security and street lighting. Further details about applying to the Safer Streets Fund are available here

To support the delivery of the fund the College of Policing has worked with the Home Office, the Police Crime Prevention Initiative and a subject matter expert group to develop a toolkit that will support areas to develop their plans and select appropriate interventions. The toolkit provides:

  • resources to help identify and analyse problems;
  • an evidence-based guide to the situational crime prevention tactics that can be used to tackle acquisitive crime;
  • information on implementation considerations and lead in times for the tactics that will help to inform decision-making; and
  • case studies to provide examples of where a problem solving approach to acquisitive crime has worked well in the past.

The Safer Streets Fund crime prevention toolkit can be accessed here

For further information or to provide feedback on the toolkit, please email  

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