Find out more about what we do to prevent crime and make Ottawa a great place to live.
Since 2007, Crime Prevention Ottawa has worked closely with neighbourhoods and concerned residents to establish and implement community-based crime prevention initiatives, including:
Research shows that community-based approaches to crime prevention can have a much greater impact on criminal behaviour than enforcement alone. By bringing together residents, police, Ottawa Community Housing, social service agencies and other community stakeholders, the potential for long-term, sustainable solutions is great. After all, the broad-based support and mobilization of resources from across the community means that everyone has a stake in achieving results and feels pride in the efforts they undertake.
Lowertown, Pinecrest-Queensway and Vanier continue to develop and deliver crime prevention initiatives that respond to local needs and address local issues, setting an example for communities across the city and the country.
Discover the secrets to their success. Read the full report , Learning from Community-Based Crime Prevention Initiatives: The Experiences of Three Ottawa Communities, or download our summary report, Why Community-Based Crime Prevention Works: Case Studies from Three Ottawa Communities, on their achievements.
Visit our Neighbourhoods Publications page to read more research relating to safer communities.