In the Media

A spot of DIY

PUBLISHED January 7, 2005

Unlike traditional police and council-led crime-cutting drives, the Birmingham Safer Neighbourhoods Programme, which began in April 2002, aimed not only to consult people about which crimes to target, but to involve them as decision-making partners not as passive recipients of change.

Last month the programme, which has contributed to a 29% fall in youth crime, won the European Crime Prevention Award 2004, coordinated by the European parliament.