The current national strategy of social prevention of crime drawn up by the National Crime Prevention Council came into force on 18 October 2013 by Government Resolution No 1744/2013 on the National Crime Prevention Strategy (2013-2023).
The Strategy sets out the necessary legislative, organisational development and training tasks for ten years as well as public awareness programmes and the possibilities of promoting societal actions in the area of crime prevention. The priorities, measures and areas of intervention specified in the Strategy are designed to help achieving the objectives of criminal policy, reducing the vulnerability of children and youth, reducing victimisation and avoiding repetition of offences. The strategy has a clear view of actions to be taken; it contains a detailed action plan. Its aim is to be clear and acceptable for experts working in the field of crime prevention as well as for partners and citizens. The strategy takes into account those policies that have common interfaces with crime prevention, such as health policy, family policy, youth policy, child protection policy, sport policy, education policy, cultural policy, combating the use of drugs and alcohol, social policy, employment policy, municipal policy, nature conservation policy, social inclusion and the integration of minorities, cybercrime and the fight against corruption and domestic violence.
The Strategy has a long-term plan, so it does not have a static view. It supports best practice, reflexivity and innovative measures in order to provide adequate responses to challenges arising in the sphere of public safety. For that reason a detailed, up-to-date action plan has been set up containing the measures proposed by state bodies and civil organisations. The Strategy specifies the definition of crime prevention, its actors, the comprehensive goals and the intervention areas in detail. It addresses the background and the European and international environment and contains a detailed crime assessment. It sets out a vision, envisaging a practicable document which can achieve its results.
Priorities of the Strategy:
Protection of minors and children
Assistance to victims of crimes and prevention of victimisation
Prevention of repeated offences