Predictive policing refers to the application of predictive and analytical techniques across large datasets to enable early identification of potential crime problems.
Community policing is about fostering trust, confidence and legitimacy—goals that are long term, important and strategic. Community policing covers a range of concerns, from problems of anti-social behaviour / incivilities to supporting the prevention of radicalisation.
CP-UDP incorporates evidence-based design, planning and management measures within urban development proposals to prevent crime and reduce feelings of insecurity. CP-UDP seeks to embed protective physical features and encourage pro-social behaviours through the design of a location. CP-UDP advice is often delivered by staff working for LEAs or local authorities.
Increased feelings of insecurity are a serious consequence of high-impact petty crime, so measuring and mitigating citizens’ feelings of insecurity is a key consideration for LEAs and policymakers. Feelings of insecurity are not necessarily caused by victimization, but by a range of other factors—including situational factors.
CCI will support LEAs in researching and innovating practical, evidence-based tools that meet end-users needs and operational contexts. By considering the ethical, legal and social issues throughout the project’s research and innovation activities will result in Toolkits that help to promote safe and secure towns and cities, without compromising fundamental human rights.
All toolkits will be demonstrated in an operational setting to assess performance, and materials developed to support integration into LEA operations and foster wider implementation.