The National Crime Prevention Council was established on 13 April 2011 by Government Decree 1087/2011 in order to create a high level of public safety, combat crime and take steps to combat offenders and the factors leading to crime. The main aim of the Council is to operate the new models of crime prevention effectively and to coordinate the development and implementation of action plans.
The Secretariat of the National Crime Prevention Council is responsible for the following:
- to harmonise the implementation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy, to take part in the development of action plans and monitor their implementation;
- to draw up proposals for the Government in order to disseminate and apply all the resources aimed at implementing crime prevention programmes and tasks;
- to initiate and encourage measures against the causes of committing crimes and processes that promote crime;
- to initiate the drafting of legislation in the field of crime prevention and to give its opinion thereon. After the legislation has entered into force, the Council helps to monitor its implementation;
- to harmonise the actions of the central public administration bodies and the law enforcement agencies in the field of crime prevention and to support the activities of the local crime prevention bodies;
- to cooperate with foreign and international crime prevention organisations;
- to coordinate cooperation between the Hungarian public administration and law enforcement bodies, local crime prevention organisations and foreign and international organisations;
- to contribute to the creation of a coherent national crime prevention information system;
- to disseminate good practices in social and law enforcement crime prevention in Hungary and abroad and to help to put professional know-how to good use in law enforcement education and training;
- to participate in creating the Government’s crime prevention programmes and in drawing up the evaluation report on social crime prevention and crimes committed during the previous year;
- to contribute to law enforcement crime prevention and victim support and to the crime prevention activities of scientific and educational institutions;
- to help to achieve the Government’s goals in public security with efficacy and methodological studies;
- to contribute to the granting of subsidies to crime prevention projects from the available resources.