Ministerial role

Minister of State for Crime Prevention


The minister is responsible for:

  • drugs
  • drugs strategy
  • forensic science
  • volume, acquisitive and business crime (including burglary, motor vehicle crime, retail crime, cash vehicles in transit, wildlife/rural crime, metal theft)
  • crime statistics
  • crime strategy
  • designing out crime
  • antisocial behaviour
  • public health
  • alcohol (including Licensing Act and powers of police and local authorities) and alcohol strategy
  • violent crime, violent offender orders
  • homelessness
  • community activism
  • youth crime and youth violence
  • domestic violence, including forced marriage, honour-based killing and FGM
  • sexual violence, sex offenders, child sex offenders review, prostitution, lap dancing
  • violence against women and girls, sexualisation of young people, women’s safety and fear of crime
  • missing persons
  • hate crime
  • child sexual exploitation, including Sexual Violence against Children and Vulnerable People national group
  • animals in science regulation
  • British Transport Police reform
  • firearms

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone

    • 2014 to 2015
  2. The Rt Hon Norman Baker

    • 2013 to 2014
  3. Jeremy Browne

    • 2012 to 2013


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  1. 'Legal highs' to be banned under temporary power

    • News story
  2. New powers make it easier to tackle anti-social behaviour

    • News story
  3. Ban will end testing of household products on animals

    • News story
  4. Home Office announces increase in firearms licensing fees

    • News story
  5. No let-up in drive to combat 'legal highs'

    • News story
  6. Crime Prevention Minister meets London domestic abuse experts

    • News story
  7. Crime Prevention Minister announces mandatory reporting of FGM

    • News story
  8. Ending Female Genital Mutilation: Cardiff group praised for campaign

    • Press release
  9. Ending gang violence: £400k to tackle sexual exploitation

    • News story
  10. Hundreds helped to leave gangs by charity project which earns praise of minister

    • News story