Abstracts: August 24th, 2004

As a result of the Crime and Disorder Act local authorities need to consider crime and community safety in most decisions they make. This module looks at how to communicate council initiatives on community safety. It includes tips and useful resources for putting together a communication strategy aimed at different target groups, some key facts and figures on how important crime and the fear of crime are as issues for local residents, and advice on achieving effective crime reduction by communicating in partnership with other organisations. It also gives a range of case study examples of different campaigns aimed at tackling various parts of a crime prevention strategy.Available from Home Office Communication Strategy Unit, on 020 7273 4268.